19. VITRANC

Date: 20.4.2019

Starting point: Kranjska gora 810 m

Highest point: Mojčin dom na Vitrancu 1555 m

Altitude difference: 745 m

Ski slopes of Kranjska gora had closed their doors, snow has melted away and the bike season is open. So we were free to roam the slopes where we were snowboarding in the winter. We took the steep way up. Direct. To the top of the ski slopes where the first hut, with the name from tales of a brave shepherd boy Kekec, stands. Bedanec hut. The hut and the playground that are probably totally full in the winter were quiet now. Sunny kid adores all Kekec tales. They are simple mountain stories of a courage of a little boy standing against the wrongness of the world. I doubt that there is a Slovenian child or adult who doesn´t know him, but I would also recommend the books or movies to any family who loves mountains, adventures and tales.

We continued up following the path with the goal of reaching Mojca hut on Vitranc. There was some snow and I was tempted to walk barefoot. I love walking barefoot, so does Sunny kid, she usually spends more time without shoes then with them in the spring and summer. This last patches of snow on Vitranc were just perfect for a bit of sole stimulation. Try walking uphill on ice though… Better to have long nails 😉

The path keeps climbing up and up, through the forest with nice views of the valleys below. There is an old chair lift which used to take skiers all the way up to Vitranc, but since the slope was too steep for the piste basher to work on and there was lots of accidents it was closed for skiing. Coming out of the forest, the first thing you notice, is the spectacular view of the mountains. Stunningly close. They are still wearing snow hats at the moment. A few meters on from the hut, there is a view point from which the whole mountain range from Kranjska gora to Vršič pass is showing off in all of its beauty.

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altitude meters walked in 2019

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