The highest range of the Ukrainian Carpathians
When hiking from the Polish Bieszczady (the SE corner of Poland) toward the SE direction we go over the Ukrainian Bieszczady, next Gorgany Mts. and finally we meet the Chornohora Range (in Polish: Czarnohora). This range has been ruled by Poland before the 2nd World War. Now it belongs to Ukraine. Czarnohora is extended between basins of the Prut and Cisa Rivers. One can see within this range some postglacial relics in form of cirques and lakes. The highest mountains of this region there are:
Howerla Mt. - 2061 m a.s.l.
Brebenieskul Mt. - 2037 m a.s.l.
Pop Ivan Mt. - 2022 m a.s.l.
Pietros Massif - 2022 m a.s.l.
Gutin Tomnatyk Mt. 2018 m a.s.l.
and Rebra Mt. - 2001 m a.s.l.
Vegetation of this area is composed of beech forest (up to 1300 m a.s.l.), higher parts are overgrown by spruce forest (approx. to 1500 m a.s.l.). At the subalpine level there are Pinus montana
, Alnus viridis
and junipers. The alpine level is occupied by grassy vegetation.
This album includes old pictures of plants and vegetation taken by Tadeusz Wilczynski before the 2nd World War. All the pictures were prepared in sepia.
This album will be continued........