Primož Jakopin, photo diary

Lanski vrh
Cave Search - Suspicious Rock Clusters

November 29, 2018, 34 pictures

          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, Matija Perne helped clarify an underground related phenomenon in the picture 42606.

          Pictures photo and copyright (c) Primož Jakopin - Klok 2018 except the first one, which was provided by Adrian.

Lanski vrh


After additional study of aerial maps Adrian expanded his list of Lipertova-jama-search inspired hot spots, not far north from the Hunting lodge, close to top of the ridge, NE of Članska vas. Hot spots were numbered by the author of these lines, as waypoints in the description of the following pictures.



42585. View of the hotspot #3, view from the south uphill to the north ...



42586. ... and downhill to the south, across the neighbouring doline.



42587. Another view downhill, with the whole cluster of rocks in sight



42588. An opening among the rocks - it was hard to notice any significant air current despite temperatures just above zero C. A vist after the new snow has fallen would be required for better assessment.



42589. Still life with dry grass and a hollow spruce stump



42590. View of the top of the rock cluster on hot spot #3, from the south



42591. Rocks as a measure of strata inclination, on the way back ...



42592. ... and a view to the south, uphill in once dense forest, halfway from hotspot #3 to hotspot #2



42593. View east from a view point some 10 meters west of the westernmost point of the hotspot #2, with the road passing by the doline



42594. Search for the hotspot #4 and #1 did not bring any suitable outcome, just this feeding point for game, with apples and kohlrabi.



42595. A series of pictures which depict the eastern side of the hotspot #2, from the bottom ...



42596. ... up to the middle ...



42597. ... and the top of the rock cluster.



42598. Another closter at the northwestern side of the hotspot #2



42599. Sarch for hotspot #6 again could not reveal a rock pile, just grass ...



42600. ... where a forest was before the February 2014 frozen rain disaster.



42601. Tinder fungus on the way to hotspot #8 ...



42602. ... next to the moss-covered large rock



42603. The trail on top of the ridge ...



42604. ... and dispersed rocks around #8, view northwest ...



42605. ... and southeast, with Mt. Slivnica (1.114 m) partly hidden middle left.



42606. All of a sudden this hole in the forest floor popped up, as if someone would take a good cubic meter of earth away with a giant shovel and move it somewhere else - nowhere in the vicinity. Is it a sinkhole? Or is it of artificial origin? Hard to believe as the road is quite a distance away.



42608. A few centimeters long ice slices below the upper rim



42607. The entrance of a den, dug out by a rabbit-sized animal, upper left in the picture 42606



42609. Rock cluster of the hot spot #9, view from below, from the south



42610. A hole beweeen two rocks, close to one meter deep



42611. Rocks of the hot spot #10, also seen from the south, from below



42612. Very close, but still good friends - a twin beech tree.



42614. A hidden cave entrance?



42615. Not quite, it is just a cozy indentation ...



42613. ... in a larger rock.



42616. View of the hotspot #10, uphill, from the south



42617. Roof-like structure of a stump, left of a spruce, uprooted in the February 2014 frozen rain disaster.




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