The Gorge of Izvorul Calului, upper Gersa Valley, Rodnei Mountains (Bistrița-Năsăud County, Romania)

Ioan BÂCA

Abstract


Gersa Valley is a geomorphological subunit located in the southern part of Rodnei Mountains (Bistrița-Năsăud County) and  contains in the superior sector some landforms with high degree of attractiveness, such as Izvorul Tăușoarelor Cave, Izvorul Calului Gorge and Bârlea Massif. By their configuration these landforms has a great potential for engaging in scientific and recreational activities (caving, hiking, gorge walking, canyoning, mountain biking). This study aims to evaluate the geomorphological parameters of Izvorul Calului Gorge modelated in eocene limestones at the peripheral area of Bârlea Massif

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