Primož Jakopin, photo diary

Soteska Pekel pri Borovnici / Hell Gorge at Borovnica, Slovenia

September 4, 2016, 48 pictures

Most images are approximately 683 x 1024 pixels in size, numbers in front of picture descriptions are serial numbers of the original photo files.

All pictures photo and copyright (c) Primož Jakopin 2016.


31982. Totem with the devil and five waterfalls at the gorge entrance



32044. It all starts as an innocent brook, the Borovniščica, in a wide-enough valley ...



31983. ... but soon the side hills get closer and a wall such as this on the western side ...



31984. ... forces the brook into rapids ...



31985. ... and the first waterfall.



31997 - 31999. Panoramic view of Waterfall No. 1 and its cavern on the left (eastern) side



32000. View of the cavern, hollow space between large boulders, and the waterfall



31986. View out from inside the cavern



31989. Side view out of the pebble beach and part of the stream



31990. View of the boulders, laid one atop the other, inside the cavern



31993. Picture taking on the trail past the waterfall, as seen from the cavern



31994. Another view from inside out



31995. Part of the stream trickles down inside, at the top of the cavern



31996. The deepest part of the rock indentation



32001. Waterfall No. 2



32003. In places the trail transforms into via ferata



32004. Waterfall No. 3



32005. Above Waterfall No. 3 the trail is partly cut into the steep slope and narrow iron staircase with wooden steps make the ascent easier.



32007. In two shorter sections there are metal ladders.



32008. View against the sun through the green canopy above the trail



32010. Small waterfalls en route to Waterfall No. 4



32011. A water wheel out of three sticks rotates in the small stream.



32012. Above the trail there is another cavern made of everlaid boulders. In the picture - upstream view out, through the entrance



32013. Downstream view out, across a small pool



32015. Small waterfalls above the cavern



32016. In several places the stream is crossed over a simple suspension bridge with wires that support it from below.



32017. Another view against the sun through the green canopy, left of the trail



32018. Waterfall No. 4 is the most beautiful of the 5, even when the water level is low, as depicted here.



32019 - 32021. Vertical panoramic view of the Waterfall No. 5



32022. Waterfall beginning on top of the wall



32023. Brook stream with cascades, against the sun



32024. Another suspension bridge above a deep gorge



32025. View of the stream, hurrying down in water foam



32026. A small pool with in-flowing waterfall



32027. Maidenhair spleenwort, Asplenium trichomanes (rjavi sršaj in Slovenian), up close



32028. Cascades and pools, against the light



32029. Ox-eye, Buphthalmum salicifolium (primožek in Slovenian), bloom



32030. A natural staircase of tree roots



32031. Somewhat ambiguous trail sign at the Waterfall No. 5



32032. Waterfall No. 5, full view



32033. The snack: maize bread, low-fat curd, garlic, oatmeal cookies, diluted aronia juice



32034. Small lake at the bottom of the waterfall



32035. Above the waterfall there is a deep pool deeply indented in the rock, filled by another small waterfall



32036. Viewing platform on top of the gorge, with partly ruined staircase



32037. The beach above the torrential barrier, view south



32038. Willow gentian, Gentiana asclepiadea (svečnik in Slovenian)



32040. Hudičev zob / Devil's Tooth, a rock outcrop to the west of the gorge top



32043. View of Pristava hamlet above the western side of the gorge entrance, from the top of Hudičev zob



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