Autumn trek to Sněžka mountain, Úpa moorland

Autumn trek to Sněžka mountain, Úpa moorland

For the trip from Sněžka mountain we chose a route towards the Luční bouda over the Úpa moorland. The journey along the blue trail goes through an extensive plain called Krkonošská tundra and information signs lining the road are describe the Úpa moorland.

 

Úpa moorland

 

Úpa moorland is a reminder of the subarctic tundra, which intervened in these places during the Ice Age. In the harsh climate here has retained many species of flora and fauna from the Ice Age. Moorland is covered by little islands of mountain pine with plenty of peat lakes and ridges. Here, in a nature reserve with an area of 73 ha springs the river Úpa and the White Elbe. The nature reserve protects Úpa moorland as the largest upland peat bog in the mountains.

 

Autumn trek

 We planned out trip to Sněžka mountain in the autumn season, but the weather was friendly to us. Sun was shining as in summer and even the temperature was pleasant. Journey through the Úpa moorland led on the wooden footbridges, which were renovated in 1997. A view of Sněžka and the local nature belongs among the most beautiful sceneries of the whole Krkonoše Mountains.

 

28.9.2009 | Prague guide | Nature |
Autumn trek to Sněžka mountain, Úpa moorland
Autumn trek to Sněžka mountain, Úpa moorland
Autumn trek to Sněžka mountain, Úpa moorland
Autumn trek to Sněžka mountain, Úpa moorland
Autumn trek to Sněžka mountain, Úpa moorland
Autumn trek to Sněžka mountain, Úpa moorland
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