Stabna Lakes 
Monday, May 21, 2018, 10:00 pm
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The village of Stabna is accessible from Plužine along an asphalt road which hugs the western leg of Lake Piva. There is a left turn which further west and upwards, until a sharp dogleg takes you up towards Stabna. There are signposts to the end of the road, which eventually stops being asphalt when you take a left fork. The end of the road is marked by a chain across the path preventing further progress. The trail is marked from here all the way up to the two lakes, firstly Small Stabna Lake and then Large Stabna Lake. This is almost all in the woods, with the exception for around the two lakes. Take care at the far end of the small lake, where there are lots of boulders and a stream flows into the lake, as snakes bask here during the summer and frequently cross the trail. The larger lake is more frequented by frogs than snakes and makes an excellent spot for lunch. We decided to head right in the direction of Mt. Bioc, and after a climb of about 50 metres there is a spring. Our exploration was curtailed by a sudden lightning storm and downpour, which somewhat caught us unawares.
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Bare Bojovića waterfall 
Monday, April 9, 2018, 10:00 pm
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Bare Bojovića can be accessed by road from April, as soon as the snow melts along the road. The road is signposted from a left turn on the Nikšić-Župa road uphill towards the Zagrad quarry, following the signposting toward Kapetanovo jezero. Otherwise if the snow has not melted and has not been cleared, as was the case with us, you have to wade through the snow for two hours to the Kponjsko Plain around Mt Borovnik, before you stand opposite Mt Žurim. Bare Bojovića is so-named because of all the water that pools in the area – there are several streams, but there is also a lot of boggy land there, especially during the spring. My favourite feature of Bare Bojovića is the impressive waterfall, which can be found by following the most powerful stream westwards from the turn-off to Kapetanovo Lake.
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Gackova greda, Krnovo 
Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 10:00 pm
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Gackova greda is part of a line of peaks along the southern border of Krnovo Plain which extends from the southern line of windmills towards Mt. Žurim. The access road to the windfarm allows you to get closer to Gackova greda, even during the winter, since the windmills have to be accessible for maintenance all-year round. From the windfarm, facing eastwards, veer to the right and onto the top of the ridge, where there is an interesting walk along the ridge towards the tree-covered Mt. Borovnik (to the right) and Mt. Žurim which forms the end of this ridge.
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Mt Vrsta, Piva 
Saturday, October 14, 2017, 10:00 pm
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The Piva Mountains represent a less well known attraction for hikers, partly because it is not (yet) a national park – currently it has been characterised as a nature park, but doesn’t have the sort of funding that the five national parks have. Despite this, there is now good signposting to the main attractions. The highest peak is Maglić, on the border with Republika Srpska. These mountains can be accessed in various different parts, mainly near the town of Plužine, the municipal capital. Mount Vrsta lies among the northernmost clumps of mountains and is best accessed from the village of Ćalasani: after arriving in Plužine from the south, drive along the main road further until the hydroelectric dam, where, after crossing the dam, there is a left turn through a tunnel to the village of Mratinje. There is a signpost to Maglić and Trnovačko jezero at a t-junction, left. We parked at the end of the road near where a spring emerges and flows over the road.
The first part of the walk, which is the same path as for Maglić, Lake Trnovac and Trnovački Durmitor, is an almost unbroken climb, firstly through deciduous forest, then over a stony terrain. After about two hours you arrive at another signpost at the spot called Presjeka. For Vrsta you turn left, and for all other routes, right. Mt Vrsta is the peak on the left that you can see for all of the walk, and here you have to, by and large, pick your own route, although there are stone cairns if you can spot them that are presumably used by shepherds in foggy conditions. After 4 hours of what seems like unending climbing, you are rewarded with a view over the entire region – especially towards the Piva Canyon, and Durmitor behind it. Mratinje Lake is visible below, which you would certainly miss on the climb because it is hidden by the trees. The return is along the same route.

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Komarnica Canyon 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 10:00 pm
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This relatively easy walk can be done in several variants, all of which will be detailed here, although this time I am recording the second walk along this canyon, not wishing to duplicate blogs on the same trail. The River Komarnica starts in Durmitor near Sedlo, flowing down this canyon – in the summer it is largely dry or else underground, whereas during the spring the flow is at its most powerful, and there are several waterfalls either along its course or from streams feeding into it as the descend into the canyon. The canyon is dominated on one side by a 15-km-long almost vertical wall of rock called Boljske grede, while on the other side the incline is gentler and almost completely covered in trees. The canyon widens out at the village of Komarnica, where there is road access. After several kilometres of dirt track, asphalt begins and the River Komarnica is joined by the River Grabovica which pours down one side of the canyon making a spectacular waterfall called Skakavica. These waters flow into the Nevidio Canyon, well known to extreme sports enthusiasts in Montenegro for the tricky (and expensive) traversal of this canyon which is in places so narrow you have to squeeze through. The first time I explored the Komarnica Canyon (northwards from Nevidio), I drove to the end of the road and went as far as I could in the time I had, and then returned. This time, we were dropped off by taxi at the north end in Durmitor at Šarban (near Dobri Do) and walked downhill all the way to near the beginning of the Nevidio Canyon, some 15 km. One of the features of the canyon is the different terrain – rocky ground, fir forest, flowing water, wider fields sandwiched between the canyon walls, the more deciduous woods further downstream. In a few places you have to cross the river and streams: fortunately some rocks have been deposited as stepping stones.
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