Day 6 – 7: The end of Stage 1 and the end of Slovenia

My body is feeling beat up! This hike has been challenging to say the least. The extreme ups and downs, the road walking, bush-whacking, rocky terrain, sometimes non-existent trail, plus the fact that I haven’t done any hiking since finishing the PCT last September, all of it is starting to take its toll on me. … Continue reading Day 6 – 7: The end of Stage 1 and the end of Slovenia

Days 3-5: Nanos Plateau to Nova Vas

We descend Nanos Plateau, insanely steep, and are on our way to Predjama Castle where Stats, another PCT family member is meeting us. He lives in Switzerland and is coming down to hike with us for a few days. So excited to have another PCT-er with us! We find him at the castle, grab a … Continue reading Days 3-5: Nanos Plateau to Nova Vas

Day 2: Via Alpina to start of Via Dinarica, Botazzo Botač (Italy) to Nanos Plateau (Slovenia)

Apparently we didn’t learn anything from yesterday because within the first 10 minutes of hiking we realize we’re climbing on the wrong trail. So we backtrack into the tiny village of Botazzo Botač and find the trail markings leading us through the narrow streets and through a restaurant courtyard. Eventually we’re back on a real … Continue reading Day 2: Via Alpina to start of Via Dinarica, Botazzo Botač (Italy) to Nanos Plateau (Slovenia)