- Ţarcu Mountains
The Ţarcu Mountains are a
mountain rangein the southwestern Romania, at the western edge of the Southern Carpathians. They are located between the Bistra Valley(to the north), Timiş River(to the east), Godeanu Mountains(to the south) and Râul MareValley (to the west).
Most rocks in the range are
crystaline, with few areas with sedimentary rocks. As such, the mountains are massifs, cut by narrow valleys. Limestoneis found only in a few places. Erosion has formed several very prominent platforms, such as the Borăscu platform. Glacierswere present during the ice ages, leaving glacial calderas and small glacial lakes, such as the Bistra Lake.
Because of the western climatic influences, the amount of
rainfallin the Ţarcu Mountains is quite large. Snow may fall at altitudes above 1500 metres at any time in the year, while the snow pack usually lasts from October or November until June or even July in the glacial calderas of the highest peaks.
* "Vârful Ţarcu", 2291 metres, has a
weather stationon its top.
* "Vârful Pietrei", 2292 metres, dominating the Bistra Lake.
* "Vârful Căleanu", 2290 metres.
Muntele Mic", 1802 metres, has a ski resort.
* "Măgura Marga", 1503 metres, dominating the
* "Vârful Cuntu", 1441 metres, has a
* [http://www.alpinet.org/ Information about the Carpathians Mountains]
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