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


 

 

  Radošca / Radoshitza Cave 10, September 1     Radošca / Radoshitza Cave 11, September 7  




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