Sunday, August 15, 2021

Macocha Gorge

On Friday I made plans with Vašek, Aleš, and Michał to go hiking today.  We headed out to the Macocha Gorge, also known as the Macocha Abyss, which is about 20 km (12 miles) north of Brno.

The gorge is a sinkhole in the Moravian Karst.  The last time I was at the karst was back in 2011

The gorge is about 174 metres (571 feet) long and 76 (249 feet) metres wide.  It was created when the ceiling of a huge cave hole fell in.  It is the deepest sinkhole of its kind, not only in Czechland but, in Central Europe.

There's a viewing platform at the top that was built in 1882.  

There's also a second lower platform that was built in 1899 that is about 92 metres (302 feet) from the bottom.

The weather was great and it felt good to get out for some exercise.

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