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Zalog - Storžič (via Planina Javornik and through southwest groove)

Starting point: Zalog (600 m)
Lat/Lon: 46,3281°N 14,363°E
Destination: Storžič (2132 m)
Name of path: via Planina Javornik and through southwest groove
Time of walking: 4 h 30 min
Difficulty: easy marked way
Altitude difference: 1532 m
Altitude difference po putu: 1600 m
Map: Karavanke - osrednji del 1:50.000
Recommended equipment (summer):
Recommended equipment (winter): ice axe, crampons
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Access to the starting point:
From the motorway Ljubljana - Jesenice take the exit Kranj West and follow the road towards Golnik. Shortly after the village Tenetiše, you will see signs for the village of Goriče, which will direct you to the right on the local road. Just a little further on, you will come to the next crossroads, where you will continue to the right in the direction of the village Trstenik and Preddvor. We do not follow this road for long either, because after a few metres we will notice a sign with the inscription Zalog, which directs us to the left on the ascending road, which we then follow to the mentioned village. In the middle of the village, a little before the church, you will notice a road that turns right from the main road. Follow this road and you will soon see signs along it. Follow this road for about 1 km, then park in one of the roadside car parks.
Path description:
From the starting point we continue on the road along which we parked, but it continues to get worse and gets higher and leads us to the NOB memorial, where we leave the road and continue the climb right on the ascending cart track. At the point where the cart track, which we continue to climb, turns left, we will see on the right-hand side a path which starts to climb steeply through the forest (the beginning is not marked).
The path, along which you will notice rare markings, then leads past a small chapel to where the path from the village of Povlje joins us, and a few steps further on it splits into two parts. Continue to the right in the route Velika Poljana (straight ahead Mala Poljana), where after a few steps you arrive at a viewpoint with a pleasant bench.
From the lookout point, continue along the path, which climbs gently to the right at first, then to the left, and after a few steps into the forest, where it begins to climb steeply. The path soon passes onto a wide, vegetated ridge, where it continues for some time.
After a while, the relatively steep path, which turns slightly to the right at a higher level, leads us to the wide cart track, where we join the Dolenč path from Povelj.
Continue straight ahead on the ascending cart track, which leads past the 'refreshment room' to where a marked footpath branches off to the left from cart track. The ascent can be continued along the above-mentioned footpath, which climbs over grassy slopes, or along the cart track, which climbs along the edge of the forest. The two paths merge at a higher level and lead easily to the Cottage on Velika Poljana.
From the hut, continue right (left Hut Grebenc, straight ahead Mala Poljana and Storžič - the path over the Psica and also the path under the Psica and further along the south-west gully), where you cross the pastures of Velika Poljana without major changes. After about 30 minutes of walking from Velika Poljane, from where we follow the path with some short ascents and descents, we reach Krničarjeva koča na planini Javornik, from where we have a beautiful view of the slopes of the nearby Storžič. A few steps before the cottage we join the direct path from Povelj on the right, we continue past the cottage and continue in the route Storžič. We cross the slopes to the right for a short distance and then reach the south-west gutter, where we join the path from Bašlje or Laško.
Continue again in the route Storžič and start climbing up the aforementioned gully. Higher up, a path joins from the left, leading below the slopes of Psice.
From this crossroads continue to the right (left Velika Poljana, Dom pod Storžičem. . . ) and continue climbing along the rather steep south-west gully Storžič. After the above-mentioned gutter, from which we have increasingly beautiful views towards Gorenjska, we climb for a good hour, and then the path turns slightly to the right and leads us to the south-west ridge Storžič, where we are joined from the right by an unmarked path leading along the above-mentioned ridge.
Continue along the ridge, the marked path then turns slightly to the right and soon we are joined by other paths from Dom pod Storžičem and Kališča. From here it is a short climb to the summit, which we can already see in front of us, with beautiful views.
Zalog - Velika Poljana 2:00 minutes, Velika Poljana - mountain pasture Javornik 30 minutes, mountain pasture Javornik - Storžič 2:00.
zemljovid puta - Storžič
On the way: Velika Poljana (1410m), Krničarjeva koča na planini Javornik (1390m)
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