Touristik Label - 105MN49: DN1 - Cabana Postăvaru/Julius Romer - Braşov

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Trail Details

Difficulty
medium/hard
Distance
19,27km
Duration
9:00-10:00h
Ascent
1435m
Descent
1510m

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Directions

The trail starts from Petrom gas station on DN1 national road, 1.4 km south of Timisul de Jos halt. Cross the railway and 50 meters to the west an arrow indicates Postavaru peak. Walk up 125 meters along Rachiteaua valley to the second dam and turn left into the forest. Climb the switchbacks for 200 meters (30.5% slope), follow Piatra Crinului edge and walk past a rock step 380 meters further. Climb 845 meters (22.9% slope) to Piatra Crinului ridge and walk past the peak bearing the same name (1,160 m). Descend  into a small saddle (1,145 m) 220 meters further and climb 500 meters to the west and then 1.5 kilometers to the southwest (16.1% slope) until you reach the first meadow. Turn right up through the forest along the edge of the meadow, walk past an observatory 90 meters further (29.6% slope), continue the ascent for 60 meters and cross the meadow to the left. Go west 120 meters and leave the first meadow. Walk for 70 meters and cross a dale. Get to the second smaller meadow 110 m further to the south, then to the third meadow (65 meters) and walk along its lower part for 100 meters (east). Turn right and climb west 160 meters (44.2% slope) to the upper part of the meadow (west). Climb through the forest 175 meters (30.4% slope), turn left and climb a dale for 10 meters, then turn right and walk 200 meters through the forest (39.6% slope) until you get below Postavaru peak. Come across Trail 54, 60 meters further, in the saddle below Postavaru peak. To the right, you can reach Postavaru peak (1,799 m) walking up 70 meters on rocks equipped with metal bars. From here, the route is common with Trail 54 to Postavaru/Julius Romer hut. From the saddle, turn left, first walk past the television relay 65 meters further, then past the old cable car station (85 meters), the upper end of Postavaru ski lift (40 meters) and the relay (80 meters). Continue 170 meters along the dirt road on the ridge until you get to a signpost. A switchback to the right takes you in 100 meters to the upper end of Kanzel cable car. Turn left downhill 30 meters and then to the right 65 meters and get into the forest. Follow the marked path for 260 meters, walk past a transformer (12.3% slope), walk straight ahead over the peak in front of you and reach Postavaru Mountain Rescue hut (intersection with a variation of Trail 38). From the saddle, climb to the upper cable car station and descend 20 meters along the dirt road. Leave the road to the right and descend through the forest past a wooden toilet on the side of the ski slope. Descend 120 meters (22.2% slope) and go left into the forest. Walk down 180 meters (slope 17.9%) over two wooden steps and get to a variation of Lupul ski slope. Turn right and walk 150 meters down the slope and turn right into the woods. Walk 150 meters and reach the upper part of Postavaru/Julius Romer hut meadow (intersection with Trail 38). Descend 50 meters to the hut (Trail 38 heads off to the right down the ski slope to the lake in Ruia meadow). Descend 435 m on 6 switchbacks (Trails 54 and 60 head off to the left). Continue to the right (east) alongside Trail 38, walk past a water station and the cable car line and get to Sulinar ski slope. Cross the slope past Ruia chairlift pole, walk above the artificial lake and descend to the right above the threshold on Sulinar ski slope. Continue the descent for 300 meters to the right side and leave Trail 51 to the left. Walk down the hill 285 meters and Trail 50 heads off to the right. Continue for 190 meters, a variation of Trail 53 heads off to the left towards Pestera de Lapte cave, gradually descend 550 meters and Trail 38 veers to the left. The gradual descent continues for 650 meters to an arrow indicating an unmarked trail towards Familiar ski slope. Continue 290 meters and come scross an old version of the route that descends below Crucuru Mic peak. It descends 415 meters through the forest (rare trail markers!), turns right and in 570 meters it reaches the saddle below Crucuru Mic peak and following the contour line it gets back to the track below the wooden crucifix. Back to the original route, walk along the ridge for 980 meters, get to a wooden crucifix and descend two switchbacks to the left (intersection with the variation of the route described above). Descend 170 meters and reach the intersection with Trail 36 (that heads off to the left). Descend 550 meters to the group of rocks called "The Pulpit" and 200 meters further there is a rock spur on the left, with a beautiful view of Tampa and edge where Trail 36 climbs Crucuru ridge. Descend 1.2 km (Trail 32 heads off to the left), continue for 670 meters (22% slope) alongside Trail 31 (that veers off to the left). Turn right and descend one kilometer along Crucurul Mic ridge and then turn left and start the constant 1.1 km descent (20.4% slope). Cross Trail 30 and keep walking in the same direction. Walk over three small hills for the next 1.7 km and get to a road under construction (connection between Noua district and Larga Mare valley). Descend 850 meters to the left along the road and in the first sharp left curve turn right and walk down the dirt road to the right for 270 meters (12.1% slope) until you get onto Ciresului street. Walk 100 meters down the street and reach the bridge at the exit to Sacele (Darste district).

Stages

DN1 - Drumul Şerpilor - Cabana Postăvaru/Julius Romer - Culmea Crucuru - Braşov (Dârste)

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Observations

trail markers are sparse along the trail below Crucuru Mic peak; inaccessible in winter between Timisu de Jos - Drumul Serpilor road - the saddle below Postavaru peak

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DN1 - Cabana Postăvaru/Julius Romer - Braşov in Braşov, Postavaru, Piatra Mare, Baiului is a medium/hard hiking trail.
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