Recently, I came across a discussion on an online forum about "rules" to ensure a successful pass-thru hike. The discussion was initiated by a rather lengthy post by someone who felt very strongly that his/her way was the only way. This is not the first time that I've come across similar rigid thinking. So, I... Continue Reading →
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.
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... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
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.
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... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →