27 September 2016

Sauntering in Slovenia: Mostnica Gorge

Mostnica Gorge is the second of several gorges we have visited in Slovenia. This one is a low-key one, easily accessible from Bohinj. The hike from the parking lot takes about 2 hours. It's quite easy, and there are a few interesting formations along the way. So after parking our car at the parking lot, we ate our packed lunch, and after that, we set out.

Mostnica is a clear stream, small but powerful. After all, it was able to carve a 2-kilometer gorge over millions of years. This gorge is located near the village of Stara Fužina. The gorges aren't as big as in Vintgar, but nevertheless it is a great outdoor activity one can do.



This quiet bridge is the start of the hike, one goes further up and soon enough, one sees the entrance.



The trail slowly approaches the gorge; in the pictures I have above, things are still quiet and not too impressive. But soon enough, the trail hugs the gorge and goes next to the stream, where interesting rocks and boulders can be seen and explored.



"Tranquil" is the operative word here. The water is very cold, even in July. The pools of water were very other-worldly however. There were plenty of visitors, young and old alike, exploring the area, checking out the nature, and simply enjoying the surroundings.



One interesting geological oddity here is the Elephant Rock. Some people think it looks like an elephant. I guess I can see the resemblance, but you have to use your imagination quite a bit. Nevertheless, I agree that this is quite a picturesque part of the gorge, and therefore plenty of people photograph it.

Anyway, I definitely recommend checking this place out. It's an easy trip in the Bohinj area, and so if you have time, go drive to this place and check this natural place out.

2 comments:

  1. I'm surprised how green it is. Must have been a rainy season!

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    1. Zhu,

      It's not though, it's just very green! It was summer when we visited!

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