12-May-2019 -- On the way back from a technical meeting we passed Gherla city (Hu: Szamosújvár) and when I realized how close [~10km] we were to the CP, we decided to visit.
That was an ad-hoc decision, just reading the previous visitors’ summary. From the E576 road we followed the 109C (country road) to Fizeşu Gherlii (Hu: Ördöngösfüzes). The settlement was probably named after the willows (Hu: fűz) from the surrounding wetlands.
The CP is located to the south [2.5 km] from the village close to the 109C road. We stopped as close as possible to the location and requested one of the owners to grant us access to cross his property and personal bridge on the Fizeş (Hu: Füzes) River.
The surrounding hills are composed of Late Miocene marly sandstones and siltstone which are the origin of frequent landslides. The CP is situated on the NE-oriented slope in dense scrubland, so two sets of photos have been uploaded - the second set with 15m offset to offer a better view of the area.
One of the reasons why I decided to publish these summary/pictures is to show how much the landscape has changed in the past 18 years [the last published visit was in 2001]. The most significant of those are the several private fishponds that have appeared near the Fizeş (Hu: Füzes) River.
The settlement Fizeşu Gherlii (Hu: Ördöngösfüzes) is famous for their specific Hungarian folk music/dance – the Dances of Ördöngösfüzes.