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Mežica - Koča na Pikovem (via homestead Jesenik)

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Starting point: Mežica (495 m)
Lat/Lon: 46,5164°N 14,8514°E
Name of path: via homestead Jesenik
Time of walking: 2 h
Difficulty: easy marked way
Altitude difference: 497 m
Altitude difference po putu: 540 m
Map: Koroška 1:50.000
Recommended equipment (summer):
Recommended equipment (winter): ice axe, crampons
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Access to the starting point:
From Črna na Koroškem or from Raven na Koroškem, or via the Holmec border crossing or Mežica, drive to Mežica, where signs for the Mirje Cemetery direct you westwards onto the local road. Drive past the old cemetery and park in the marked parking area.
Path description:
From the starting point, continue up the asphalt road, and when the road turns left, leave it and continue straight on cart track in the direction of Pikovy. Continue along cart track, which climbs along the route of a former ski slope, and nowadays the Mežica disc golf course can be seen along the way. At first, looking back, you can still see Mežica and the surrounding hills, but then the trail, which has almost no markings, becomes a valley between a 729-metre-high hill on the left (an unnamed peak on the maps), and Štalekarjev vrh on the right. As the valley turns westwards, a marked cart track branches off the ski slope to the left, which is followed. Cart track quickly turns a little further to the left and then climbs cross-cutting to the ridge, where it continues right in the direction Koča na Pikovem. The path follows the ridge for a while, then gradually turns slightly left onto the slopes, over which it climbs mostly transversely. Higher up, on the lower left-hand side, you pass the homestead Jesenik, where the path leads you past the ruins of an old house. A little further on, cross the dirt road (left to descend into the valley or continue to Koča na Pikovem along the old path), right to the homestead Jesenik), then climb steeply up the cart track, following it all the way to the pass, which opens up a view to the south-west.
From the precipice, continue straight ahead in the direction Koča na Pikovem and descend quickly to where you join the Vrh šteng - Koča na Pikovem trail.
Follow the path to the left, and a little further on, an old path joins from the left. Continue again in the direction Koča na Pikovem and climb through the woods to a wooden cross, next to which there is a rather old bench.
Continue straight ahead (left Pikov vrh) and gradually start descending. At the part where you leave the forest, another path branches off to the left at Pikov vrh, and we continue straight on to the nearby farm Pik, after which the surrounding area takes its name. After a few minutes of walking along the road, we first get some views in the direction of Pec, and then through the woods we reach the Church of St Helena, behind which is the Pikov Cottage.
Description and pictures refer to the situation in 2018 (May).
zemljovid puta - Koča na Pikovem
We can extend the trip to the following destinations: Pikov vrh, Veliki vrh (nad Mežiško dolino)
We recommend: trips from the same starting point, similar trips
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