Windy dance on „Two-hoes-and-a-bitch“ (or how the Slovenian almost became a dog slayer)
Vagabundo doesn’t have the breakfest option so we ate sandwiches from the backpacks. Not really a problem. At least we got a hot beverage and that is more than some people get. Eating and drinking from your backpack – I always found beauty in omnia mea mecum porto moments in mountaineering. Oftentimes I carry too much stuff in backpack but that made me realize how important it is to know how to make a selection of necessary things. Anyhow, no one will carry it for you. Everyone carries his or her own… backpack.
Somewhere in the forest of Tuhobić, a wild ManBearPig appears
It is around 35 minutes drive from Vagabundo’s hut to our planned starting point for our final ascend. We parked on the private property which is almost a part of the main road so I wasn’t worried for not finding our cars where we left ’em. It was Sunday and it was really windy. If someone decides to defend his private property in this conditions, then it is destiny (or just bad luck for us).
We don't have so much pictures from the ascend on Tuhobić because I guess we were in a hurry to finish it. Energy was still here but the wind was blowing and the clouds were threatening
Ascend on Tuhobić is a nice stroll through the forest which gradually goes higher, following a single hiking track. Stones emerge from the ground while the elvish greenery surrounds you. It is a classic Gorski kotar scenery. Actually, chosen path led us up on and over two more hillocks before we reached the peak of Tuhobić. To be honest, I felt some decrease in energy, probably from the previous day or maybe I just needed to warm-up a little bit. Girls were picking up huge amounts of bear’s garlic. Even Ana picked up some for us to make a vegetable cream soup with bear’s garlic. The weather was getting worse and wind scattered the clouds all around. Rain was coming but only tomorrow, 1st of May is not going to be a barbecue heaven. When we finally reached the peak, wind was blowing heavily so we didn’t stick around. Eat an energy bar or fruits, take a picture and descend.
Magnificient view also from Tuhobić. Blessing is received by those who search for it and take action. Never stop moving, that is the motto
Vida, the wind is so strong... fetch us the mountaneering stamp!
Sea is fine but always look at the continent also
Hiding from the wind. Eating in a hurry, taking some pictures and we better leave
Our adventure was still not over. For some, the adrenaline rush was only about to peak. Boris is convincingly the fastest from our bunch and, as always, he went ahead. We heard barking in front of us. A suspicious man with two dogs, a mother and a son, was standing near Boris. Belgian shepherd was still barking when we were passing by, the man was kinda shaken and surprised. Well, that doesn’t justify the dog’s assault on our brave Slovenian. In fact, I would bet that the dog would in the end regret the attack but this isn’t really the time to be joking. Boris already took out the knife and was ready to fight. The man with whom the dogs were said only that he is sorry and that those aren’t his dogs actually. Nicely played, stranger! Boris went unharmed, thanks to his thick mountaineering shorts. Please people, you are not alone in the forest, on the mountain. Keep your dogs on a leash!
Just for the record: the mobile phone lost it's focus before we did!
We were back at the car and soon we were driving back to Samobor. Yet again, we were royally welcomed at the Kezele palace. Vegetable soup, samosas, tomato sauce and fresh, homegrown salad. We shouldn’t forget the also homemade “kesten pire” which was delightful after the main course. It is hard to describe the food and we were so hungry that no one even thought about taking a photo of the food. I would even be brave enough to say that Vagabundo hasn’t got a chance against the Kezeles. Thank you Vlatka and Nenad!
And what about the whole thing, the whole weekend? I think that we once again managed to make great memories together. Great mountains, great food, good people. These are the things that are dear to me and my companions. We are not only ready for next adventure together. We are eager and ready to blaze through the mountain trails!
First day (29th of April): in total 19.88 km (Vagabundo->Strilež->Viševica->Vagabundo = 13.56 km + Vagabundo->Zagradski peak->Vagabundo = 6.32 km)
Second day (30th of April): in total 8.81 km (somewhere along the D3 road, before Gornje Jelenje forestry->Tuhobić->starting point)