|The end of the gorge hike was marked by this bridge and huge waterfall.|
|Rainbow at the waterfall|
|After the gorge, the pathway went up through a fairly dense forest. |
We loved all the leaves on the ground.
|Forest opened up to a small clearing. Sunshine felt good on our faces. |
We were getting a bit cold in the gorge and heavy forest.
|Glorious view from the top of the mountain|
|Bunny rabbit in the middle of the hike.|
|More silly faces from Nicholas|
|Mom and Dad at the pizzeria|
The sun was shining on us the entire hike back down the other side of the mountain and made me feel a little like the sound of music. Except for all the cow paddies ... it must be a trail that cows traverse often ... it was a mine field! We had to really keep a lookout!!
|Nothing but sunshine on the hike back down the mountain. |
Beautiful narrow little trail through the countryside.
Another excursion from Lake Bled was the nearby Lake Bohinj where we rode the gondola up to the top of Mount Vogul. It's a ski resort in the winter, but it's open year round to have lunch and enjoy the views of the surrounding Julean Alps (southern portion of the Austrian Alps). It was a beautiful little drive through the countryside to get there ... loved all the churches we passed along the way!
|Mount Vogul gondola|
|Looking back at the starting point with the lake, mountains, and fall colors all around.|
|It was an overcast day and the mountains don't show up very well in the photos, but the snow capped Julean alps were beautiful to see!|
|Bohinj valley on the far side of the lake. Lots of fall colors in this area!|
|Boys thought it was fun to walk around a ski resort with no snow on the ground. |
Mom laughed that she can now say she's been on a ski trip (or at least to a ski resort!)
|More silly faces from Nicholas.|