Located in an area of Eastern Carpathians, near Tușnad, in Natural Reserve of Mohoș, in Harghita County, the Saint Ana Lake is different than other areas I explored here in Romania. It’s important to mention here that this lake is the only crater lake in Romania located In the volcanic crater of the volcano named Ciomatu Mare. The beginning of December meant a lot of shapes carved in ice, colored trees, warm light and cold, a lot of cold weather. In those days spent in there, were around -20 °C (felt like -25 °C) and the whole nature was frozen, but it was very beautiful and photogenic.
Near this lake, you can find Bird’s Cemetery and Killer Cave, two dangerous attractions of the area. Bird’s Cemetery, according to the description found on the panel displayed near it, is a depression filled with gas, which causes the death of numerous wild animals, or so the locals say. Birds, bats, deer, rodents that get into the depression are instantly killed by the gas. There are no visible signs that indicate the presence of this legal gas, the dead fallen leaves have a different color and the lack of green vegetation. Also, Killer Cave is an abandoned Sulph-mine. Opposed to the other caves, depressions of the Puturosu Mountain, this one is filled to its full heights with the dangerous gas.