This is a picture of some interesting andesite rocks, typical of the Călimani Mountains, sitting about three kilometres southwest of the highest summit plus me (1981 edition:)).
The impressive staff in the hand of the backpacker is a local version of dog spray. Three years before, in the Căpăţânii Mountains
, I had been attacked by two and bitten by one of those special, trained to cope with a bear, native mongrel sheepdogs; right afterwards I was instructed to carry a decent wooden dog-repellent like the one in this photo and shown how to apply it full-force to the dog's muzzle. (When the shepherd-instructor delivered the smash I thought the dog would pass away but it just shook its head, then turned round and strolled away.)