Retezat Mountains are part of the Southern Carpathians, the Retezat-Godeanu mountain group. They rise between two major depressions, Petrosani and Hateg, and between two major rivers, Raul Mare River to the north and west and Jiu de Vest River to the south. They are surrounded by Tarcu Mountains to the west, Godeanu Mountains to the southwest and Valcan Mountains to the south.
The most important part of the massif, Retezatul Mare, consists mainly of crystalline rocks, while the southern part, Retezatul Mic, is characterized by great masses of limestone. The two parts join near Bucura Lake.
The highest peak is Peleaga, with an elevation of 2,509 m. It can be reached quite easily from Poiana Peleaga meadow past Bucura Lake, whose beauty can be admired from the summit.
Most of the lakes in Retezat Mountains are of glacial origin, with 40 large and medium-sized lakes and 18 small lakes, all permanent. Of these, Bucura and Zanoaga are two of the most popular lakes in the Retezat.
The map of Retezat Mountains (MN06) is the 6th map of the new Muntii Nostri collection.
The map was edited using the latest mapping techniques and it was printed on moisture resistant paper. It is easy to read and simple to use due to the mapping styles, specific to Schubert & Franzke company, and as a result of practical information structuring. It is handy and everything is exactly where it should be. The map is useful for both hiking enthusiasts and professionals.
The center area was digitized at a more detailed scale: 1 : 35 000.
All the trails have been recorded in the field using a GPS. They are described in detail in both Romanian and English. Each trail has a technical box containing with necessary information. The map also contains the UTM grid, a projected coordinate metric system useful in the quick measurement of distances on the map.
The application created for iOS and Android will dissipate the nostalgic aura of the map, giving the product the technical complexity required for this century.
Enjoy this map up on the sunny peaks of Retezat Mountains, scrutinizing the horizon for the neighboring peaks, which will soon give the names of the following maps of Muntii Nostri hiking map collection.