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Koordináták 486

Uploaded 2013. július 16.

Recorded július 2013

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1 837 m
1 411 m
12,1 km

Megtekintve 3281 alkalommal, letöltve 41 alkalommal

közel Lajthizë, Durrës (Albania)

We continued our tour of the Rocks of Mirdita with Guri i Nuses, which translates into the Stone of the Bride. Don't even try to discover the long lost legend behind the name. Others tried before, including Ndue Dedaj (see, and abandoned the attempt in abhorrence over the endless variations of young girls' death and self-sacrifice, with or against their own will.

Guri i Nuses, with 1837 Meter altitude is not a summit in the strict sense. The highest point of the range to which Guri i Nuses belongs is Maja e Zebe, a rather benign looking knob topping out at 1987 Meter. But Guri i Nuses wins the first prize for drama and - as we shall see - remoteness.

Given the relative prominence of Guri i Nuses as a destination, with summit cross and exceptional visibility into the Valley, it is surprising that there are no established paths whatsoever, save for some very faint traces between waypoint E and F. But the terrain around Guri i Nuses is exceptionally confusing without clear views of where you are going. This makes for a rather torturous grass- and bushwhack. While beautiful to look at, movement is very difficult in the jumble of rocks, stones, dead trees, weeds and brambles. Treacherous carstic holes of uncertain depth make the passage less than straightforward.

Thus we are not sure whether to recommend this as a trail or leave it to your own imagination to find a better way. Having tried a different return path to our camp, we eventually joined our original trail, if this is to say anything. While after cleaning up the coordinates the GPS recorded a cumulative elevation gain of 663 Meter, the raw data had more than 775 Meter gain, accounting for the many more up and downs over the trail-less terrain. We gave the trail a difficult rating, owing to the difficulty of orientation and the exhausting hike.

We camped at the trailhead upon our return. Probably better and depending on the season, you may camp there the night before you hike, to avoid more of the heat of the day.

For the drive to the trailhead, check wikiloc #4853235

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13-JUL-13 13:52:13

C- Secondary Summit

13-JUL-13 15:32:42

D-Summit Guri i Nuses

13-JUL-13 15:43:28

E-Traces of a Path


F-Leave Path

13-JUL-13 16:55:26

G-Unnamed Peak

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  • Fénykép Toby Palm

    Toby Palm 2013.07.19.

    While you were taking this picture, was Mum by any chance holding on to you incase you suddenly fell over the edge? :D 'Es hängt über!'

  • Fénykép Palmtreeproduction

    Palmtreeproduction 2013.07.19.

    Yes, 20 cm more and I could have seen all of the 600 meter of the drop...:)

  • Fénykép Gams

    Gams 2013.10.14.

    I have followed this trail  View more

    One has to be a fan of Mirdita which is easy to accomplish and its high plateaus to muster the patience required to follow a hike with GPS points alone. It can be enervating to traverse yet another carstic hole or steep rocky slope without a trail.

    But just spending time in the highland and take a walk on the vast alps at an altitude of 1400 m without much of a summit in sight and not grazed by too many sheep is refreshing.

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