At least five, that I captured as memories.
Again, another last minute plan crossing the border to Czech's neighbour, Poland. It was a solo trip and eventually my third country for solo hiking trip abroad (other than Czech and Slovenia). I know that hiking in Malaysia is far more challenging thanks to its deep forests but I must say this is one of my greatest life achievements.
Well, hiking in winter season is challenging anyway. :)
The last day of February, I survived hiking on slippery trails, up to a famous and largest lake in Tatras Mountain; called Morskie Oko which is approximately 1400 meters above sea level. There are lots of trails throughout Tatras but winter is definitely not a good season to try at least for a amateur like me who totally have no experiences dealing with avalanches.
Avalanche - a rapid flow of snow down a sloping surface (Wikipedia)
Everything about the trip to Morskie Oko, Poland will be in another post. I mean, like rough direction and details how to get there, or how did I feel about the route etc. Hihi kindly wait for it, yea.
So, let's get started. :)
I always adore any fathers who carry their children on hiking baby carriers / backpacks. Have seen this view quite few times when hiking around Czech and I am still amaze with it. Usually the father will take the child on his back while the mother will carry a backpack for their needs - containing water bottles, energy bars, some dry socks, nappies for the child.
These two people were not related, I think... but both of them were actually running! :O
I was walking very slowly as my boots started to get wet. But, how could they do that? I mean, running on icy roads? WOWWWW!
Kinda similar to previous photo, just for this one he was not running. The wind was quite strong that day and I was so impressed with his passion to take the child to hike a mountain. Oh yea, for half of the trip we can use the service of horse carriage with some charges but to get to Morskie Oko (the lake itself), we definitely need to hike / walk.
The kid was sleeping peacefully when I look at him in the carriage. Haha. Oh boy, you are so lucky!
I called myself a lonely hiker that day! Hahaha. Why? It was so hard to find someone who hiked alone! Most of them were with a partner, with family members, with friends. I tried to walk / hike along with some groups of hikers but I guess my legs are too short to catch their paces. :p
Accept the reality, Nina... you are definitely not growing any taller.
p/s - honestly I would love to experience all these adorable moments myself, one fine day insyAllah. :)