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The Errant Rocks / Bledne Skaly (Bludne skaly)

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The Errant Rocks

Exactly on the Czech-Polish border (852 meters above sea level) lies a small rock town made in the upper block sandstones at the west side of the table plateau Skalniak.

On the area of 21 hectares is situated a labyrinth full of gulches of a 6-11 meters depth. They can be found in the stately rock blocks of which lower parts are bulged inside. Footpath runs just along the most interesting rock shapes with the names such as Kuchnia (the Kitchen), Stolowy Glaz, Okret (Boat), Kasa (Cash desk), Dwunozny Grzyb (Double-Legged Mushroom) or Kurza Stopka (Chicken´s Foot). The place is connected with many legends about the Mountain Ghost and wanderers lost among rocks.

Take the route E67 towards Kudowa-Zdroj. Take the exit to Karlow in Kudowa-Zdroj. There are 2 parkings: the lower one is placed between Karlow and Kudowa-Zdroj, the upper one is just at the entrance. Its charged access road is open just once an hour.

The entrance to the rocks is 50 minutes by walking from the lower parking. In winter and at the beginning of spring is a rock labyrinth badly accessible due to a big glaciation. The entrance is charged during the tourist season. Footpath goes through very narrow slots sometimes!

is a consolidated, sedimentary rock. A significant part is made up by flint. It is created by agglutination of prevalent fragments (usually flint, feldspar and mineral fragments, such as silicates) with mastic. The mastic is very often carbonaceous or ferrous. The central matter (e.g. clayey) is called the matrix. The composition of sandstone varies according to the place of occurrence. Sandstone has a variety of different colours; ranging from grey through yellow all the way to red, and can sometimes be multicoloured. It can easily weather and crumble. It is rarely put to use in architecture, sculpture or other stonecutting purposes.

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Thanks to my geofriend H+ for the English translation.


Bledne Skaly (Bludne skaly)  

Primo na polsko-ceske hranici ve vysce 852 m n.m. lezi male skalni mesto vytvorene v hornich kvadrovych piskovcich zapadni casti stolove plosiny Skalniaku (Boru).

Na plose 21 ha se rozprostira labyrint rozsedlin o hloubce 6-11 metru v mohutnych skalnich blocich, ktere jsou ve spodnich castech vyklenuty. Temito pruchody prochazi castecne zpevnena turisticka trasa kolem nejzajimavejsich skalnich utvaru s nazvy jako Kuchnia, Stolowy Glaz, Okret, Kasa, Dwunozny Grzyb nebo symbolu celeho bludiste Kurzi Stopky. Toto misto je opredene nekolika legendami o Duchu hor ci uprostred skal zbloudilych pocestnych.

Z Nachoda po silnici E67 na Kudowa-Zdroj, zde odbocit na Karlow. Dolni parkoviste mezi Karlowem a Kudowou-Zdroj nebo horni parkoviste primo u skal zpristupnene zpoplatnenym kyvadlovym vyjezdem.

Od dolniho parkoviste pesky asi 50 minut ke vstupu do skal. V zime a na zacatku jara je skalni labyrint spatne pristupny z duvodu velkeho zaledneni. V turisticke sezone se plati vstupne. Trasa prochazi i velmi uzkymi misty!

je zpevnena, usazena hornina. Podstatnou cast tvori kremen. Vznikl stmelenim prevazujicich klastu (obvykle kremene, zivcu a horninovych ulomku jako jsou napr. silicity) tmelem. Tento tmel je velmi casto karbonatovy nebo zelezity. Mezerni hmote (napr. jilovite) se rika matrix. Slozeni piskovce se lisi podle mista vyskytu. Piskovec miva velmi ruzne barvy: od sede pres zlutou az k cervene, nekdy muze byt i vicebarevny. Snadno se droli a zvetrava. Ridce se vyuziva ve stavebnictvi, socharstvi a ke kamenickym ucelum.

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