Borovnik hike (1,930m) 
Friday, January 29, 2016, 7:00 pm
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The road from Nikšić to Bare Bojovića, the area in front of Mts. Žurim, is notoriously blocked by snowdrifts until April most years. However, one can often get as far as the start of the Konjsko plateau (which is also accessible by foot from Vučje ski centre). As the winter had been very mild, we managed to get to this point (although we spent about an hour digging the jeep out of snow) and set off on snowshoes for Mt. Borovnik. The snow was very deep and even with snowshoes it was quite tough going, especially on the steeper sections. We ultimately didn’t have enough time to reach the main peak (because of getting the car stuck in snow) and were able to descend without snowshoes, by clambering over exposed rock and wading through the areas of snow where we had climbed up.

The vista from the top was beautiful, as it contained the plateau that we had crossed, the Krnovo plain across which we had views towards Mt. Vojnik, with the peaks of Durmitor glistening in the distance. The view towards Žurim was obscured by the unconquered peak of Borovnik, which gives us something to look forward to when we hike it again, perhaps this time from Vučje. The hike was not physically so difficult, but because of the possibility of falling through the snow into holes in the rock, we had to be very careful.

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