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Earth’s Gate Nature Reserve - Orlicke mountains, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 50° 08.552 E 016° 34.767
33U E 612857 N 5555672
Quick Description: Earth’s Gate Nature Reserve in Orlicke mountains.
Location: Královéhradecký kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 11/29/2014 6:33:34 AM
Waymark Code: WMMZP2
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mark1962
Views: 16

Long Description:
The Orlické Mountains are about a 50 km long ridge with an altitude between 1 000 to 1 100 m, extending in the direction southeast-northwest of the Czech-Polish border. The highest peak is the Great Deštná with a height of 1115 meters above sea level. The altitude above sea level reaches less than 500 m only at two points, which are the breakthroughs of the Divoké Orlice river at Cihak and Tiché Orlice at Mladkov. The Orlické Mountains are known as protracted forested mountain ridges, deep and narrow, sometimes with rocky valleys of rivers and streams, bogs, wetlands with rare flora and fauna, memorable old trees, but also distinctive folk architecture. Some spots offer distant panoramic vistas. The most valuable part of the territory is the protected area of the Orlické Mountains since 1969 which extends from Olešnice in the Orlické Mountains to Earth's gate (Zemská brána).

The 3-kilometre Zemská brána nature trail with 22 stops begins at a stone bridge from the beginning of the 20th century, right at the mouth of the valley. Follow the blue trail to get from one end of the Pašerácká lávka (Smugglers’ Footbridge) to the other, and then you can continue on further – to the site of the Lusthaus hunting lodge.
Park Name: Earth’s Gate Nature Reserve

Historic/Cultural Park: no

Natural Park: yes

Recreation Area: yes

Park Website: [Web Link]

Type of Listing: Plaque/Educational Display

Fees in Local Currency: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Dates of Access: From: 1/1/2014 To: 12/31/2014

Hiking: yes

Camping: no

Bicycling: yes

Horseback Riding: no

Off-Roading: no

Swimming: no

Snorkling/Scuba: no

Boating: no

Rock Climbing: no

Fishing: yes

Wildlife Refuge: Not Listed

Other Park Type not listed above: Not listed

Other Type Detail: Not listed

Hours available: Not listed

Other Activities: Not listed

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