08 July 2009

Solisko hike

This was a relatively quick hike, considering everything.  The original plan was to go to Skok Waterfall, but that got nixed relatively quickly and we took the chairlift up to the Chata pod Sodliskom.  It was 14 June, the day before the trail officially opened for the season -- but it was already full of German-speaking tourists.

Here's a trail map -- we took the red route.

Štrbské Pleso from above -- there's a trail that goes up, we didn't need to take the chairlift necessarily, but time was of the essence.  You can also see the ski runs in the foreground.

The trail, with painted trail markers.

The train station at Štrba is rather festive.

In the list of why I came to Slovakia (beer, pork products, Rusyns...), this green Trabant combi ranks #4.

Summit height was a rather respectable 2093m/6866ft.

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