The first part of our road trip was behind us.
After driving through the Koritnica valley we turned left before Bovec and started up the Trenta valley. The weather started to play some tricks on me with clouds obscuring the sun from time to time. We made several short stops along the Soča river, one of the most pristine Alpine rivers in Europe, but I'll have to come back just for the photos of Soča - on this trip I simply didn't have enough time to explore various spots and play with the tripod.
Trenta is simply beautifully scenic. Many footbridges, typical architecture, green meadows and, of course, the emerald Soča.
Higher up the valley there is a monument to Dr. Julius Kugy, gazing towards his favorite mountain, Jalovec ...
... the peak of which was now shrouded in clouds.
The conditions at a higher elevation were still wintry.
Along the road to the Vršič pass a viewing platform offers great views over the Zadnja Trenta valley and the surrounding mountains.
One of the most striking rock faces in the Julian Alps for me: Veliko Špičje.
At the Vršič pass, which was just opened earlier that day, it was amazing to see the deep corridor cut into the snow.
Snow walls were high ...
... even up to 10 meters.
Interesting layers of snow on a milestone.
Driving back home we caught the last glimpses of sun rays on the mountains above Gozd Martuljek.
Mt. Kukova špica in the golden hour.
We were lucky to catch the last fine day. The following day the weather fouled up and it's been raining ever since. Just great, with the holidays and all. :(
The whole travelogue with more photos is here.