Most images are approximately 768 x 1024 pixels in size, numbers in front of the picture descriptions are serial numbers of the original photo files. Adrian Wilkins contributed to this event, to a large extent.
Pictures photo and copyright (c) Primož Jakopin - Klok 2018 except the first one, which was provided by Adrian.
The quest to locate the elusive Lipertova jama got a new, strong impetus after Adrian joined the team of veterans, mostly members of the Članska vas team. His research led to the above map, where at least three possible new Lanski vrh hot spots are located (encircled on the map), not far north from the Hunting lodge, close to top of the ridge, NE of Članska vas.
42471. The first, marked red, looked as a rock outcrop on the aerial photo. Yet is turned out to be just an extension of the road, like a small forest truck parking lot.
42473. The access to the second hot spot, the northern one, starts at the end of the large road bend - in the picture a view further north is shown.
42474. It is located at the side of a large flat doline - here a view west over its slope is shown.
42476. On the southern side of the yellow circle a large group of loosely piled rocks is to be found, probably a cover of some underground object located deeper. Will have to be checked for a blowhole, during some really cold winter day.
42475. One of the rocks with a comb pattern, carved by the rainwater
42477. Terrain around the westernmost hot spot was once covered mostly by spruces, but after the frozen rain catastrophe in 2014 only a few deciduous trees are left. Some larger rock could not be found.
42478. During the cutting of the damaged spruces forestry machinery uncovered this sediment-covered rock, typical of cave interior. The photographer positioned it on top of this spruce stump.
42472. A set of bladder cherries, Physalis alkekengi, volčje jabolko (wolf's apple) in Slovenian
42479. View southeast, towards Cerkniško jezero lake, with Mt. Slivnica (center left) and Javorniki ridge (center right)
42480. It was an almost winter-like day, the sun was shining, but it was still cold. In the picture: view south over the road back to the Hunting lodge.
42481. The upper (shaft) entrance to Jama v Škofjem lomu (cave register No. 492) ...
42482. ... and its lower entrance from the field. Flooding water left a lot of debris, it will be quite some work to open it again in the spring.
42483. Dry grass in the riverbed across the lower cave entrance
42484. Unica river flooding waters, after rains in the beginning of the week, receded considerably in the last days, Škofji lom caves are already free as attested by the previous pictures. In the early afternoon the flowing water ended at the sinkhole Stranski požiralnik 3 v Lomu, cave register No. 4867.
42485. Flowing Unica just before the terminal sink
42486. Wider view across the bend of the river, view west with Mt. Planinska gora in the background ...
42488. ... and a closer view
42487. An Unica meander, view west-northwest
From Članska vas to Markov spodmol, November 7 A Trip to Križ Village Above Triest, 51th Matura Anniversary, November 21
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