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Pogačnikov Dom

We drive to Bovec by the fastest route (this happens to go through Italy). Here we should take a cable railway to the start of our route. Unfortunately the cable railway is open only on weekends. Luckily we have our route book with us – we select a route to Pogačnikov Dom that starts near Slovenian village Trenta (village name reminds that this region belonged to Italy before the World War I).

To get to the start of the track in Zadjnica valley we drive from Trenta by the bumpy-stony road. The parking place here is almost full when we are there at 9a.m. Luckily we find a place though.

It’s already hot and sunny. Initially we follow the mountain road taking us to the bottom station of the Pogačnikov Dom cable-railway. We proceed there by the mule track built during World War I. We ascend through the wood of hornbeams and larches that changes to scrubby pines gradually and then to rocks.

We are at the Pogačnikov Dom after 3.5 hours walk. It’s sunny still and we have a magnificent view on the mountains around, on two lakes and Zadjnica valley.

We return by the same mule track – downhill it appears to be longer then uphill 🙁  We are down in the parking place at 4.30p.m. We have walked 23km in 7.5 hours, height difference 1450m.

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