Towards the end of our Gemenele loop (via a marked trail, past both Negru and Gemenele tarns) we ran into a bunch of scientists and rangers. After I'd explained there was no clear "Keep off" sign at the pass between the Sesele Mare and Mici, they let us off but told us to turn left and climb up the slope of the ridge between Retezat pass and Bucura Peak. On the way, we ran into a herd of chamois, and on top of that - and literally at the top of Bucura - we were whistled at by a marmot which showed up just a few meters away. That was a perfect day.
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it."