The start of the journey
Wow, how nice it is here. Mountains and nature, however, the calm pace of life and so many things you can do. Where to start, what to do? There are so many options here. Walks, cycling, walking in the mountains, climbing, Lake Jasna, proximity to Italy, good food and skiing in winter and running, sightseeing, well, actually flights. On the mountain giants. So many things because…
I am on vacation in Kranjska Gora, in the quiet village of Podkoren, which is only a few minutes drive from the town of Kranjska Gora.
There are six Jacobs Resort apartments here, with two shared gardens where I can use the barbecue or soak in the hot tub. I can also afford a good book, because why not? And where today when the sun is shining and it is warm? Yes, in the hills! After the views, fresh air and genuine joy. There you can forget about worries and hectic everyday life.
From Jacobs Resort to Vršič pass. We are traveling along some fabulous sights.
We start the car in front of Jacobs Resort, me, the boy and the dog Kan. He doesn’t like driving too much, but he knows what awaits him, so he just barks enthusiastically. And he breathes loudly. We drive out of the center of Podkorn to the road that connects Kranjska Gora – Podkoren – Rateče. This time we turn left, towards Kranjska Gora and the Vršič pass. That’s where we’re headed.
We just follow the signs on the road signs, and we can’t get lost. There is also a bus from Kranjska Gora to Vršič and then on to Bovec in the summer months. While driving to the pass to the right, we also see Lake Jasna. Following this ascending and winding road, built by Russian prisoners of war, we ascend to 1611 meters above sea level.
The path to Vršič. The path of history.
The Vršič pass is the highest road crossing in Slovenia, connecting Gorenjska and Primorska. Now we just park in a suitable place (we are careful if they collect the parking fee, we do not want penalties) and our adventure can begin. Where are we going? Yes, on Slemen’s peak. There is an easy marked path to get there, and in a good hour of walking, we rise to almost 2000 meters above sea level. The trail is of course suitable for puppies as well as children. Do you know Kekec? Part of the first film was shot right on Slemen. The most beautiful time of year to visit is definitely autumn, when everything turns yellow and the larch trees turn orange. But even in other seasons it is no less interesting and beautiful.
The hiking begins!
So start. We find a path that leads to Mojstrovka and Sleme. In the beginning, some steep ascent awaits us until we reach the Vratca pass. The views are insane. Do you know all the mountains that are around? Mighty Prisojnik, what about the Mojstrovke? Here, the Hanz climbing path to Mala Mojstrovka branches off to the left, and we continue along with the one that turns really slightly to the right and also descends slightly. Mojstrovke next time.
Going up and down and up again
After the descent, the path straightens, and then it is a bit up and down for a while. The views are crazy. On Ciprnik and Slemenova špica. Also, Ponce is already showing in the background. Here, of course, are the mighty walls of Mojstrovka.
To the top, we go
After a short ascent, we first reach a plain/clearing, where there used to be lakes on Slemen, and a beautiful view of Jalovec that already opens up.
We climb a little higher until we reach the top of Slemenova Špica. And admiration can begin.
But a safe step, you go to the mountains with your head and even the easy path should not be underestimated. I share with you my trips, ideas of what to see and experience, but everyone has to take care of safety on their own. Therefore, I do not accept responsibility for any injuries and accidents. Everyone knows how much he can do.
Until next time, Bini