Day Hike Sleme, Vrsic Pass, Julian Alps, Slovenia

Woke to fog and rain but then around 9:30 patches of blue sky and sun emerged.  This was right on schedule with the weather forecast. We headed for the Vrsic pass above town, hoping for a short hike and views of the peaks before the next band of rain clouds blew through.

Vrsic Pass

The drive to Vrsic pass has awesome views. The peaks go nearly straight up and are nearly impossible to capture in a manner that does the drive justice. It rains here resulting in an incredibly green landscape.

The clearing trend was not to last and although the drive and the hike were impressive clouds continued to cling to the top of the peaks. We hope to see it again in clearer weather. Don’t let the clouds discourage a visit, however. It’s still is a dramatic view.

Walk 8 Sleme  in Cicerone’s The Julian Alps of Slovenia 

This is a relatively short hike out of Vrsic pass to a the top of a lower peak with great views all around. One of the prettiest hikes in the region according to the Cicerone guidebook.

The trial is well marked and we followed the directions as written. The clouds continued to hang on. At one point they rose a bit and then lowered again threatening rain as we were heading back to the parking area.

The track climbs and is fairly rugged but about what you would expect in the Alps.

The mountain top has great views and the small top seems to be a popular destination even in iffy weather. Took us about 2 and half hours with photo stops and a longer break at the top.

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June 15, 2016

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