Over Male and Girl stones
The Krkonoše III ridge crossing: the third stage of the Krkonoše crossing is one of the lighter ones. You can relatively easily cross two peaks with rock formations – Male and Girl stones, to finally descend into the Silesian saddle, better known as Špindlerův Mlýn according to the mountain hut that stands here. The length of this stage is about 5km.
View back to the High Wheel
This stage of the Krkonoše ridge crossing begins at the crossroads below Smělec (1,350 m above sea level) and gradually climbs to Mužský Kameny. Looking back you can see Wawel, Vysoké Kolo and the Smlec peak (located in Poland).
At the Men's Stones
Finally, the first peak on this stage is in front of you – an interesting rock formation Muž Kameny (1,417 m above sea level). But if you want some views, you have to climb over the rocks to the top.
View from Male Stones
From Mužské kameny there is a nice view to the south – to Špindlerův Mlýn located a few hundred meters below you. There are also nice meadows with Krkonoše cottages, here Brádlerovy and Medvědí boudy
View of the highest mountains of the Czech Republic
From Mužské kameny there is also a nice view of all three highest mountains of the Czech Republic.
View of the High Wheel and the Wawel
From Mužské kameny, the path continues almost along the contour line. The rear views of the High Wheel and the Wawel are beautiful.
The road to the Girls' Stones
Continuing to Dívčí kameny is definitely not physically demanding – the terrain undulates only minimally.
It is only a quarter of an hour's walk from the Men's to the Girl's Stones. You won't even realize that it is the 16th highest mountain in the Czech Republic. But it's definitely a nice rock formation.
View from Dívčí kameny
Girls' stones may be a bit nicer rock formations than Men's, but again they have a slightly worse view.
Descent to the Silesian Saddle
From Dívčí kameny you will have a longer descent to the Silesian saddle, where this stage ends.
At Petrova bouda
After you get out of the forest, you will reach a beautiful meadow near Petrova bouda (currently being rebuilt) with an absolutely great view. Here you will definitely burn for a while to stop and enjoy.
Picturesque views of Malý Šišák
On the way from Petrova bouda there are still picturesque views of Malý Šišák.
View of the meadow under Petrovy bouda
„Back“ views are not so attractive. Now a small ascent to the super indistinct peak Čihadlo (1,213 m above sea level) awaits you.
After an hour and a half of walking, you are at the end of the stage in a busy Silesian saddle with the famous cottage Špindlerovka. Here it is possible to refresh and relax before proceeding.
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