Peaks in Parang
In the vast space of the mountains between Jiu and Olt rivers, Parang Mountains which occupies an area of 1100 square kilometers are the highest, the most rugged and rocky.
A general aspect of the most developed group of the Carpathians, that of the mountains between Jiu and Olt rivers is like a huge palm with spread fingers, where the hollow of the hand, located in the South – West is the massive stone fortress of Parâng and the fingers are Şurianu Mountains, Lotru, Latoritei, and Capatanii, which spread to the North, North – East and East.
This huge “hollow of the hand” has a polygonal shape, with its axis to the North – South of about 33 km long and East – West axis with a length of about 33 km and East – West axis with a length of about 32 km. The great geographical node where the five mountain massifs joints is “Coasta lui Rus” (2,30l m) triconfiniu between Jiu, Lotru and Gilort rivers.