Gorce: Koninki > Turbacz
During a trip to Turbacz peak, in one of the glades I came across a lizard basking in the sun. I started taking pictures. The lizard looked a bit flustered, but patiently posed for a photo. As a matter of fact the lizard was so absorbed being a model, that did not even care being admired by a few other people who were soon standing close next to me. After a while, when I finished taking the photos, I quietly moved away to continue my trip. Then I heard behind my back: "You know, it must have been a female, because as soon as you finished photographing, she went away". After returning home, I started looking for information about the lizard. It was a sand lizard, whose males are partially green. So yeah, it actually was a woman! Apparently "being in the picture" is a female interspecies urge? ;) Seriously though, sand lizards are very interesting reptiles. I recommend this Wikipedia article to your attention.
Here you may find my route map. There is no full loop marked on the map, because from the end point I walked down to the parking lot via the ski slope, and unfortunately mapa-turystyczna.pl is unable to show such a way. The ski slope shortcut saved me a monotonous walk to the center of the village, but on the other hand it was a little challenging. It was steep and rocky, I fell and bruised my ass.
Total distance: 14.9 km, my hiking time: 6 h, total ascent: 809 m, step count: 23,000+.