As another destination for the half-day trip from Janske Lazne, we chose Black Mountain. Because we were still miles from the descent from Snezka, we decided that it would be enough for us to walk less than two kilometers from the spa colonnade to the Montenegrin Express embankment. This is the cabin lift, which runs on top of the Black Mountain. Due to the season, mid-May, when the winter season is no longer, but the summer is still far away, passengers could count on the fingers of one hand. Well, we were driving alone at the 8 cabin.
Montenegro is a high 1299 and a TV transmitter is at its top. Our first steps led to Panorama lookout tower. If you decide to climb 106 stairs, you will reach a viewing platform at an altitude of 21 meters. The weather wished us, so we had a beautiful view all the way. Also worth seeing is the Čerohorské peat bog, which is the largest forest type peat bog in the Krkonoše Mountains. The largest depth of the peat bog is the 2,5 meter. There was a nature trail with information panels leading from the cable car station to Pardubický bouda. Cyclists are forbidden to drive. However, it is open from June to October. So we had bad luck in May ...
So we have at least passed the neighborhood, so hotel Černá bouda and the Mountain Hotel, which is the place for accommodation of hiking, skiing and cycling enthusiasts, including paragliders and rogarians who are also searching for their adrenaline activities. For cyclists, 1 was also open here. Krkonose cycling trail in 16 kilometers.
We were surprised at the Sokol Hill, which was built in 1929 and was and still is still one of the largest log cabins in the Czech Republic. After 1989 was returned to the Sokol, the owners changed several times, and because they could not compete with a more prosperous and modern accommodation facility, it began to become unstoppable. I do not know if it is self-help or someone's help but at first glance it is obvious that it is difficult to save. The shattered windows of the planks, the ubiquitous protruding pieces of wood, and the eternity that the chalet was thrown in the 1930s to protect from bad weather, were just a sad look.
When I was interested in who is currently the owner, I found on the internet that Sokolská bouda owns a Prague developer who plans to build a new hotel in her place. So, who knows how it all goes. After a few kilometers walk around, we returned to the cable car and drove back to Janske Lazne. The trip was nice, but it would be even more interesting in the summer season, when the nature trail of Černohorské peat bog is open.