I was waiting for April 25 when the road over the Vršič pass was supposed to be opened. Colors of spring were calling to me, and the combination of the green forests and white mountains was too appealing to resist. :)
We started in the morning and the first picture I took was in Gozd Martuljek.
We then stopped in Kranjska Gora for a cup of coffee with my aunt and crossed the border with Italy. Our destination was the Mangart lakes.
I couldn't believe the amount of snow! We walked around in short sleeves, yet there was still at least 20 cm of snow.
Steep ravines in the Mangart range:
The only peak that wouldn't reveal itself was Mangart. I took a random photo and only found out at home that there were two climbers/skiers descending down the northern slope. Can you see them?
The second lake was just as green.
Next we drove past the town of Trbiž to the Rabelj Lake:
After climbing the Predel pass at 1165 meters above sea level we were back in Slovenia, admiring a bridge that is being built across a steep valley.
Soon the village of Strmec came into view:
Just before the village of Log pod Mangartom this panorama opened up. I think the whole trip was worthwhile for this photo alone.
Driving down the Koritnica valley we saw a huge avalanche amidst the already green trees. It will take a long time before this one melts completely.
To be continued ...