Morskie Oko, Poland — Easy Winter Hiking Route for Beginners

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Article by Alis Monte [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Connecting the Dots

Winter Hike to Morskie Oko

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Looks like we are prepared for hiking in blizzard, are we? Photo by Alis Monte [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Connecting the Dots

Recommended Gear

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A sneak peak of Morskie Oko hike. Photo by Alis Monte [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Connecting the Dots

Useful Links

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The road might get inpenetrable if you are not ready for it. Photo by Alis Monte [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Connecting the Dots

Getting to Morskie Oko

By Car

By Bus

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Our car before going for a winter hike to Morskie Oko, Poland. Photo by Alis Monte [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Connecting the Dots

Palenica Białczańska

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If you are lazy you can always take horse carraige to Morskie Oko. Photo by Alis Monte [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Connecting the Dots
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8km on a relatively flat route sounded like an easy ride but the blizzard had more to say about it. Photo by Alis Monte [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Connecting the Dots

The Road to Morskie Oko

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Walking to Morskie Oko felt like walking to the Kingdom of Ice. Photo by Alis Monte [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Connecting the Dots

Icicle Formation Mechanics

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It is hard to understand the actual size of Wodogrzmoty Mickiewicze through a photo. It is the dark horse of this hike. Photo by Alis Monte [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Connecting the Dots

Wodogrzmoty Mickiewicze

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Wodogrzmoty Mickiewicze in 2017 (left) and 2018 (right). Photo by Alis Monte [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Connecting the Dots
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I had to return to the area the next year to realize that the scenery of the hike to Morskie Oko is dominated by mountains. Photo by Alis Monte [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Connecting the Dots

Morskie Oko

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Far far away, beyond seven forsts… Photo by Alis Monte [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Connecting the Dots

Legend of Morskie Oko

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Well, I survided 8km walk in a blizzard. A selfie with Morskie oko in the background. Photo by Alis Monte [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Connecting the Dots

Visiting Morskie Oko

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Once we reached Morskie Oko because of blizzard it was virtually invisible. Only Morsko Oko shelter was there to cheer up us. Photo by Alis Monte [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Connecting the Dots

Schronisko PTTK Morskie Oko

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As much as I’ve seen Morskie Oko throughout my three attempts to reach it. Photo by Alis Monte [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Connecting the Dots

Road Downhill in Winter Mountains

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‘Walking’ down from a mountain is always more fun than climbing it. Photo by Alis Monte [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Connecting the Dots

A Graveyard of Trees

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It was the first time I saw what I’m used to now in Tatra Mountains — dead wood. Photo by Alis Monte [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Connecting the Dots

Giving up on the track

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Sometimes it just felt like we were walking in a fairy tale of the winter wonderland. Photo by Alis Monte [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Connecting the Dots
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Walking between dead plants. Ew… Photo by Alis Monte [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Connecting the Dots

A Witch Hut

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It is quite surprising to find a house in the middle of forest. The first thought that it must be a witch living here. Photo by Alis Monte [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Connecting the Dots
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I do not encourgae this. Photo by Alis Monte [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Connecting the Dots
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Walking through forbidden forest. Photo by Alis Monte [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Connecting the Dots

Bialka

To Be Continued..

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It feels like Winter Tatra Mountains always bring me back to childhood:) Photo by Alis Monte [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Connecting the Dots
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Our car after going for a winter hike to Morskie Oko, Poland. Photo by Alis Monte [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Connecting the Dots

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