Hey, if you’re new, this is my second “the weekly rain drop” series post here on the blog. I was away on holidays for two weeks and it was a perfect combination of lakes (I went swimming in lake Bohinj), mountains and the sea side. I visited my dear friend Dee that I’ve mentioned a few times before, and we went on a mountain adventure and actually spent the night on the top. You might have seen some snippets of it on my instastories if you follow my Instagram.
So I spent the first week with Dee and the second one at the sea side which I didn’t really document too much, as it was a family holiday and I just wanted to relax. Plus it was super hot, way too hot to work.
Dee and I love Stol mountain (the smaller one) that is near the village she lives in, and it’s become a tradition of ours to climb it just like swimming in the (literally) breathtaking milky and crystal blue rivers like Soča and Nadiža. This time we climbed a whole lot instead of driving to the top from the other side. We drove till the end of the road on the other side of the mountain which left us to hike a super steep narrow path to the top, where a bivouac is located. It’s meant as a shelter if you suddenly get stuck on the mountain due to bad weather, but you can make it your home for a night in the mountains easily. As we intented to stay overnight we packed a bit more gear with us than we would just going up and down, so it took us about 4 hours to get to the top because we were heavily loaded even by just taking the essentials like food, water, fresh set of clothes and sleeping bags with us.
Never the less it was all worth it because when we finally made it to the top (which I was super proud of as I’m not an experienced and frequent hiker), we were welcomed by the most amazing 360° view of mountain tops, Italy and the sea side all at once. We saw the bivouac from far down, but looks are very decieving in the mountains. Something that seems close is actually about a 2 hour hike away. But there it was finally, all cute, wooden and small. Our cosy shelter for the day. We took a nap, met a lovely couple from Germany passing by, and then went exploring. We spent the rest of the day on a top called Gabruc where you could see and enjoy the amazing view even more and baked some yummy potatoes, watched the stars and listened to music as the night rolled in. Simply magical as evenings go.
Once it got too cold outside, it was bed time. There was a lot of blankets to cover ourselves with, along with our sleeping bags and it was somehow still chilly in the night. So going up there in summer time, was a good idea. In the morning we enjoyed the view some more, tried to take it all in as much as we could and then got ready to head back down. An absolute nightmare because my boots had no padding in the front and I squished my pinky toes to the point of swelling and blistering. So funnily enough it was way harder to get down than to hike up.
Despite some struggles, the pros outweighed the cons by far, so it was an unforgetable experience as it always is when I go somewhere with Dee. I cannot wait to go back in Autumn and spend a few days at a proper cabin on top of Stol.
What were your holiday adventures? Share some unforgettable moments with me down in the comment section.
Stay true, K
More shots from the day: