Polish forests cover about 30% of Poland's territory, and are mostly owned by the state.
Coniferous type accounts for 54.5%, whereas broadleaved type accounts for 45.5% (out of that, alder and riparian forests account for 3.8%).A number of forested zones are now protected by the Polish government and, in many cases, they have become tourist destinations. Over the years, many of the largest Polish forests have been reduced in size, and that reflected on the structure of forest inhabitation. Up until the end of the 18th Century, beginning in what is known as the Middle Ages, forests were considered places for travelers and ordinary folk to stay away from, as they were home to bandits and were believed to be inhabited by evil spirits.
Law and order did not apply to forests for many centuries, except for self-policing observed and administered by their inhabitants.
However, the forests did contain numerous woodsmen and their families who made the best of their remote environment.These woodsmen lived on what the forest could produce, collecting pitch resin for sale ? important as method of illuminating city streets ? logging construction lumber, collecting lime, bees wax, honey, hops, mushrooms and whatever other saleable items could be harvested in the forest and sold in villages outside of it.Źródło: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forests_of_Poland
Why even unprepared tourists decide sometimes on a trip to Orla Perc or Rysy? Certainly affects the desire to find at the top.
For many people it is also a way to have fun.
Although we will see at the top definitely a dreamlike view, it is worth remembering the appropriate preparation, when we choose the most difficult trails.
Such an effort should be preceded by proper training, as well as purchases for inventory.Take on the trail, if you are confident about our climbing skills.
The Tatra Mountains, Tatras or Tatra (Tatry either in Slovak (pronounced ?tatri) or in Polish (pronounced ?tatr?)- plurale tantum), are a mountain range that form a natural border between Slovakia and Poland.They are the highest mountain range in the Carpathian Mountains.