Triglav Nacionalni Park Things to Do

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    VRSIC PASS

    by mtncorg Updated Jan 12, 2010

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    Prisank rising to 2547 m above Vrsic Pass 1611m
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    See my entry for this splendid alpine area in the Slovenia pages. This is the highest pass in the park - also in Slovenia - at 1611 meters. Prisank towers above to the east and the Mala Mojstrovka to the west. A fairly easy trail takes you atop the latter while the former is a more formidable undertaking.

    The road was built - by Russian POW's - to resupply Austrian troops further to the south along the Soca/Isonzo front. Fifty hairpins swirl you up and over. Motorcyclists dream of these twisty-turnies. There are a couple of huts at the top and a couple more, down the road on the north side from where you can spend the night or take some refreshment.

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    LION OF PREDIL

    by mtncorg Updated Jan 12, 2010

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    Lion reposing at Predel
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    This is a large monument along the road side as the road to Predil Pass passes directly through the old Austrian fort built to defend against Napoleonic French armies. Most of the defenders were killed including their commander Captain Johann Hermann von Hermansdorf as the fort was taken. The Austrian dead are buried in a common tomb just off the road on the south side. The Lion monument was built on orders of Leopold - the Hapsburg Emperor, in 1849.

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    PREDIL PASS

    by mtncorg Updated Jan 12, 2010

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    Mangart rising above the old fort at Predil
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    North from Bovec, the Predil Pass gives one direct access to the Italian city of Tarvisio and southern Austria beyond. Many use this pass to get into the upper Sava valley around Kranjska Gora from the south as well, rather than the more intense Vrsic Pass. There is only one hairpin turn on the Slovene side and 6 on the Italian side, as opposed to Vrsic's 50. The pass is also 450 meters lower - 1156 meters. Just near the top, lie the remains of an old Austrian fort built during the Napoleonic times. For all of their efforts, French troops overcame the defenders - May 1809 - and the dead are buried together in a common grave just off the highway on the south side of the road, which drives directly through parts of the old fort. Mangart rises high above the pass to the east. Far below, is the small town of Log pod Mangartom, with its planinas and an old WWI cemetary. In a canyon between there an Bovec is the old Austrian fortress of Kluze wh from which a 20 minute walk to Fort Hermann can be made - the trail going through a 100 meter section of a old darkened military tunnel.

    Along the road, back at Fort Predil, is a large lion monument to the defenders of the fort, put there by the Hapsburg Emperor Leopold in 1849. On the Italian side of the pass is an old artillery battery with the Lago di Predil far below.

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    BATOGNICA

    by mtncorg Updated Jan 12, 2010

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    Batognica rising above the Krnsko sedlo
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    See my WWI walks travellogue for more on this and Krn peak. Suffice it to say that the battlefields are still present high up atop this 2164 meter tall peak. The rusted remants of armies past, tunnels, bunkers and trenches. You can easily fit this peak into an itinerary with Krn Peak or you could spend the entire day wandering about, using the hut atop Krn peak - Gomisckovo Zavetisce - as a base. The views from up here are stupendous. Most of southern Slovenia is here. The Julians and much of NE Italy can be seen. The Adriatic to the Kanmiske-Savinskje Mountains is there.

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    KRN PEAK/MONTE NERO

    by mtncorg Updated Jan 12, 2010

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    West face of Krn Peak from the Soca Valley
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    Already described in my Slovenia pages and in the travellogue about wandering through the old WWI battlefields high above Kobarid. This peak is on the SW boundary of the park. Seen from the west along the Soca Valley near Kobarid, the peak is very dramatic, towering high into the air in Matterhorn-fashion. The history of the desperate fighting that took place up here make the grand scenery that much more interesting.

    The peak can be reached by trails emanating from planinas to the south (fully exposed to the sun); from the east (either the Tolmin valley or the Komna Plateau above the west end of Bohinj Lake); the north (Lepena valley) or the extreme iron route to the west, coming up from Dreznica.

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    KRMA VALLEY

    by mtncorg Updated Jan 12, 2010

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    Krma valley from near top of Debela Pec
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    Tourist brochures like to describe this alpine valley and that one as the "Yosemite valley of Europe" - Lauterbrunnen comes to my mind. But the imposing mountain walls on either side of the Krma bring Yosemite thoughts dancing in my mind. The path up the valley is long, but easy. It used to be the supply route for pack trains that replinished the mountain huts above before the advent of the helicopter. The mountain walls constantly change as you hike. The head of the valley terminates with the imposing walls of the Tosc and the Triglav, itself. At the other end is the Zgornia Radovna, an equally beautiful setting where people have eked out their lives for hundreds of years at the feet of Slovenia's tallest mountains.

    See my travellogue on my hike up Debela Pec, a peak on the southern flank of the valley, in my Slovenia pages. Or see Richiedisc's hike up the same peak - or almost.

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    VRATA VALLEY

    by mtncorg Updated Jan 12, 2010

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    North Face of Triglav, Partizan Monument in Vrata
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    This is another "Yosemite of Europe". A deep glacial valley with both of Slovenia's highest peaks on its flanks. You drive past the little grocery store in Mojstrana, SW, up the valley. Stop at the Pericnik waterfalls on the way. The mountain walls get higher and higer as you drive up the valley to the road end just before the Aljazev Hut. Skrlatica is to the north. The Triglavska Severna Stena, the awesome North Face of Triglav is just before you to the south. From the end of the road trails take off - two head up the north wall of Triglav of which Prag is the easier venture. Other trails head up to Luknja Pass, Bovski Gamsovec and Skrlatica.

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    TRIGLAV

    by mtncorg Updated Jan 12, 2010

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    Triglav in the mists above the Triglav Hut
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    Others have described the climb. I have two travelogues concerning a walk I did up to nearly the top on my Slovenia pages. See jmarkoos pages for some very good information on the climb. Most people will do it in a couple of days, though it can be done in a day, with good condition and an early start.

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    Bohinjsko Jazero/Bohinj Lake

    by Redang Written Dec 29, 2009

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    Bohinj Lake (Triglav National Park, Slovenia)
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    Lake Bohinj is 4.2 km long and 1 km at its maximum width, and it is a glacial lake. The largest of the streams that flow into the lake, the Savica River ("little Sava").

    - Another link: www.bohinj.si
    - Fax: (+386) (0)4 572 33 30

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    The Triglav Lakes Valley

    by Glorija Updated Jun 12, 2007

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    Hiking trough the black lake
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    The Triglav Lakes Valley (Slovene: Dolina Triglavskih jezer) is a rocky hanging valley in the Julian Alps in Slovenia, below the sheer sides of mountains Ticarica and Zelnarica to the southwest of Triglav. It is above the tree-line and is geologically Alpine Karst - therefore it is also called the sea of stone.

    In contrast to common belief there are ten and not seven lakes in the valley. The lowest lying lake is Crno jezero (the Black Lake) at an altitude of 1294 m above sea level - it is positioned above the rocky slope of Komarca. The Alpine Newt (Triturus alpestris lacusnigri, Slovenian: Planinski pupek), endemic to the Alps, lives in it. Below Ticarica (altitude 1676 m) there are two interconnected lakes known as Dvojno jezero (the Double Lake). When the water is high (in spring, when the snow melts), the two lakes are connected. At the height of 1838 m lies Veliko jezero or Jezero v Ledvici (the Great Lake or Lake at Ledvica). This is the largest and the deepest of these lakes. The highest is Jezero v Podstenju (the Lake at Podstenje), which is located at an altitude of 1993 metres.

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    Drink from the creek

    by Glorija Updated May 24, 2007

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    Tommy wanted to drink from creek
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    In Julian Alps water is cold but it is clean also. And many times during the hike you have the opportunity to drink from the creek.

    So do not get panic if you run out of water. There is always a chance you find it in nature.

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    Hike trough all the nice and well marked paths

    by Glorija Written May 24, 2007

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    Me & Tommy trekking in Slovenia

    Sometimes you need little to feel nice. So if you have one day or few days do the hiking in Julian Alps. Slovenia has very nice scenery and I am sure if you hike in good weather condition you have surley a great time. We were hiking in may where there were only few people trek like we. So not only extremly good temperature was (round 10 degrees) we were almost alone. It depends what kind of person you are but I prefer not so crowded places what Julian Alps in summer surley are. So avoid July and August. Othervise you will not walk in peace. And mostly that is the reason you do it.

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    Bled, Vintgar gorge & Šum waterfall

    by himalia11 Updated Oct 23, 2005

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    Vintgar gorge
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    A highlight of our visit to the Triglav National Park was the Vintgar gorge. It’s really beautiful with its wooden bridges and the green river. Like on most sights you have to pay an admission (600 SIT), but it’s absolutely worth it. At the end of the gorge is a great waterfall, called Šum waterfall.

    This gorge is close to Bled, a well-known and touristy town. The city itself is not that interesting, but the lake with the castle and the island is worth a visit!

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    Mostnica gorge

    by himalia11 Written Oct 16, 2005

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    View from the bridge

    Not far away from the Bohinj lake is the Mostnica gorge with a waterfall. From the (chargeable) parking, you’ll soon reach a bridge, called Devil’s bridge, under which you can see a small gorge. From there you can walk a bit along the river and soon will stand in front of a cash desk. As we hadn’t intended to walk a lot (the waterfall is 1,5 hours distant!), we turned there and went back to the bridge. If you follow the path over the bridge you’ll come to a gate which you can pass (others were confused by a sign at the gate, but it says only that you should close it afterwards). You then are soon again in the village, after a pleasant walk!

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    Vršic Pass

    by himalia11 Updated Oct 16, 2005

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    View from the Vr��ic Pass

    The Vršic Pass is on the street Kranjska Gora to Bovec/Kobarid and is 1611 m high. Altogether there are about 50 hairpin curves - I was quite exhausted after driving there! At each curve there’s a sign with the number of the curve and the height, so you can see how far you already are. On the pass itself you have a nice view. When we drove down to Kranjska Gora, there were some sheep and cows on the street, very funny!

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