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Triglav from Lake Bohinj

Autumn in the Julian Alps

Martina Pill
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Triglav from Lake Bohinj
Inserted: 16.11.2017
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We decided to take advantage of the extended weekend in September and went to Slovenia to explore the southern access roads (from Lake Bohinj) to the Triglav National Park. That there are a lot of hiking trails was evident from the map. But that this will create a bit of chaos in their signage is a bit of an unpleasant finding for a Czech accustomed to their perfection. Fortunately, everything is redeemed by beautiful plains with abandoned but functional mountain huts, lakes and cottages with endless views.

The first morning

We chose the option of a night crossing and so immediately after work we set off from Brno via Maribor and around 11 pm we reach a place that I have selected and which is not in the NP (there is a wild threat of high fines for sleeping there and NP guards really watch it). In the morning we wake up with a view of the meadows, a short walk from the river Bohinjka, have breakfast and set off to Stará Fužina.

The first morning
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Stara Fužina

The village is right at the beginning of Lake Bohinj. In fact, it is a village open-air museum with traditional rural architecture in the Triglav Park area. We will make a short stop at the chamois by the lake and then go to the highest parking lot, where we leave the car. Parking is paid, but the journey continues (without entry ban) and can be left along the road. From here, a marked trail leads (not only to the Mostnice canyon), but also to Kosijev dom and the Vogar plain.

Stara Fužina
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Lake Bohinj
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Lake Bohinj

Not far from the chamois there is a small parking lot for boats.

We are starting
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We are starting

The first signpost (albeit with not very real time) appears not far from where we have to stand the car. Today's destination is Koča at Triglav Lakes. Because we have time, we go slowly and walk around the cottage around five.

View over the lake
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View over the lake

After about an hour of climbing, we are at the first view of Lake Bohinj, from where there is a starting point for paragliding / hang gliding.

Road to Koča na Planini pri Jezeru

There are several paths to this cottage, which only surround Vodični Vrh in various ways. We went through it, but it is the road with probably the most altitude meters. But with a beautiful view of the Blato Mountain. Otherwise, it is better to follow the signpost and go across the Vogar Plain.

Road to Koča na Planini pri Jezeru
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View of the Blato Plain

Just below Vodiční Vrh, there is a wooden table with an amazing view, just made to replenish energy.

View of the Blato Plain
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Mountain Dedno Polje

We will have coffee and tea at the cottage at the lake, we will talk to the owner of the cottage on the topic of the Kudrna Travel Agency (since he is wearing a Kudrnov cycling bike) and we will continue to the next plain. The markings are again quite confusing in some places, but fortunately we have a map and GPS, so we choose the shortest variant.

Mountain Dedno Polje
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Koča near Triglav Lakes

This cottage opens the valley of the Seven Triglav Lakes, which is beautiful especially in autumn, thanks to the golden color of larch and emerald water in the lakes. The staff at the cottage was a bit startling, but we attribute it to the end of the season. However, we stopped more than the time of the ascent to Triglav, which is listed here as 5 hours.

Koča near Triglav Lakes
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The second day - Planika House

Today we plan to go through Hribarice and Tržaška koča to the cottage Planika, where we have booked an overnight stay. The cottage is open last weekend. There are generally a lot of cottages in Julky, we come across at least two every day, and all of the above ones are getting ready for winter.

Valley of Seven Trigl. lakes

In the morning we wake up in the fog and it accompanies us to the last, Green Lake. There it rises and finally the sun leans against us and the view of the surrounding peaks is suddenly much more optimistic. In the photo is one of the lakes under Zasavská koča, which we will go to just for the photo and for the cache :).

Valley of Seven Trigl. lakes
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Zasavska koča

The view from the cottage is great … but the tourist sign shows the time of ascent to Triglav in the same way as the cottage 2.5 hours behind us – 5 hours.

Zasavska koča
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We continue to the Dolič saddle

The snow is increasing and the saddle does not and does not come. When we think that we are in it, we are totally confused by illogical signposts again, and some fundamental directions are completely missing. So we will conclude that we are still not in the saddle, which also looks like a saddle, but that it is still half an hour away from us, in the direction of Tržaška koča.

We continue to the Dolič saddle
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Tržaška koča

It is about 10 minutes from the next signpost to the cottage, and since we are definitely whistling today's ascent to Triglav, we will take a longer break. To the next – destination – cottage (Dom Planika), it is only less than 2 hours.

Tržaška koča
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Mysterious messages

Passing under Triglav, we decipher the initials of the tourists who took the job and signed with the collapsed limestone.

Mysterious messages
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Finally the rocks

The road leads along a slightly inclined plane, the ascent rises to the very end, yet we will meet about 2 times these sections secured by rope.

Finally the rocks
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The clouds dramatize

The best at the end of the day. An amazing spectacle of rolling clouds came to us thanks to the emerging inversion. So if someone didn't have time to enjoy it during the day, they made up for it here. But even without the clouds there will be an amazing view.

The clouds dramatize
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Dom Planika

The cottage was also winterized. For us, this meant closing the dormitory, but we did not despise the heated rooms. We paid € 33 per night with half board with OEAV.

Dom Planika
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Sunrise

We get up before six in the morning. Not that we can't sleep, but a thick blanket of clouds – if you're just above it – is a unique experience.

Sunrise
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Sunrise

and the rocks are burnt into ore

Sunrise
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Triglav?

Because we didn't take cats, we try to climb only where safety and morals allow. In the end, it is Mali Triglav and we are extremely satisfied with that.

Triglav?
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Top

When we each reach our „peak“, we embark on the descent and look forward to breakfast at the cottage.

Top
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Through the fog to sunny autumn
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Through the fog to sunny autumn

We descend through Vodnik's house and when we cross the fog zone, we reach a beautifully colored, sunny autumn.

Mostnica Waterfall
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Mostnica Waterfall

at the beginning of the Voje valley is the massive Mostnica waterfall. Mostnica is a mountain stream, which springs in the rocks above the Voja valley and whose springs flow like three waterfalls along the limestone wall of the Tosca hillside.

VOJE Valley

Mostnice flows peacefully through the glacier-smoothed Voje valley, under its hut Planinska koča na Vojach, its wildest part begins. For the first 600 meters, the river is mostly hidden from visitors. It appears at the Chesenjsky Bridge, which was built on a natural bridge. From here, a marked path leads through the gorge. The bridges gave the gorge its name and allow us to observe from both banks. The valley is mostly walked from Stará Fužina by „Korit Mostnice“ and the walk continues through a beautiful valley with pastures to a building where we can stop for refreshments. The housewife has baked cakes, when they run out, she makes money for the next one.

VOJE Valley
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Voje Valley

Strengthened by strudel, we continue with a leisurely walk, with now completely different types of tourists.

Voje Valley
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Korito Mostnice

Gradually we reach a narrow, deeply cut gorge (1 km long and up to 20 m deep), where we can admire the emerald color of the river, water vortices and bizarre rock formations created by water. The most famous is the elephant, we can try to name the others according to our own imagination. From the bridges we can observe the water below us, it is different at every moment.

Korito Mostnice
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Spruce ryegrass

An excellent edible sponge that is full around the gorge. I don't go to the mountains with a basket, so at least my helmet finds its use.

Spruce ryegrass
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Geocaching forever
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Geocaching forever

When I first walked through this valley, I didn't even notice a joke by the road. It was only thanks to the cache that is hidden here that my eyes fell on:

Duino - let's go to the beach

When all goes well, we cross the mountains to the Italian town of Duino, which lies on the rocky Adriatic coast, near Trieste. Duino is known mainly for the castle of the same name on the coast and even appeared in several shots of the Czech film Participants of the Tour, which was shot nearby.

Duino - let's go to the beach
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Sea
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Sea

We travel from Italy to test the temperature of the Slovenian sea and it seems a step warmer. Nevertheless, we are the only daredevils, even though the water is as warm as in a swimming pool. The last night in a Slovenian camp awaits us and then trades.

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