2011 Slovenia Hiking – Thursday


Down day in quaint little Kobarid. Breakfast, rafting, WWI museum and pizza. Rest of the day on our own. Lack of sleep finally caught up with me.

2011 Slovenia Hiking – Wednesday


Krn or Bust! Highest elevation. Toughest day. Enough said. The above shot is half way up. I think this where the mountaintop was blown off during WWI. Italians hiding explosives. Austrians came along and blew them up. And yes, those are bikes. A group of guys hauled their bikes up to that point and were…

2011 Slovenia Hiking – Tuesday


On Tuesday, we started at 8 and unlike the previous day, there was no warmup. Started uphill right away. I kept up with the rest of the group for a while and then started slowing down. There was a guide in the front and one in the back and the one in the back slowed…

2011 Slovenia Hiking – Sunday & Monday


I thought I would give my sister what I expected to be a brief summary of my trip. Once I started writing I went into a stream of consciousness mode and realized that my email was getting too long. I sent that with the intention of covering the rest in a second, shorter email. But…

Slovenia Hiking Group


Another shot of the hiking group. There were two guides – Alex and Nina – both from Slovenia. We also had a driver, Milan, who was from the Czech Republic.

Slovenia Hiking Group


The Slovenia hiking trip was thru REI, who refers to it as the Slovenia Hiking: The Julian Alps . All together there were 14 people in my group – all from the USA. There were two couples from North Carolina, a couple from Wisconsin, two friends from New York, cousins from Ohio and Colorado and…

Two Thumbs Up for REI


Before I left for my Slovenia trip, I bought a set of Black Diamond trekking poles from REI. Near the end of the last hike of the trip, the pointy end of one of the poles came off or broke. Took the poles back to REI and they exchanged them with no questions asked. Were…

2011 Slovenia


Been a while. Just returned from a hiking trip in Slovenia. Great group of people. Tough hiking. Total blast. Slovenia was pristine and beautiful. Here are a few more pictures. Full set at 2011 Slovenia Album.