Slapovi na Šuniku

(Waterfalls on Šunik)

OPIS (Description)

Pot poteka nad slapovi in se je tako treba za posamezni slap vedno malce spustiti proti strugi. Celotna pot ni daljša od 45 minut zato razdalj med posameznimi mesti ne bom podrobneje omenjal. Najprej naletimo na šumelišče, višine 20 metrov. Malce zatem je dvostopenjski slap, višine 5 metrov (slika: slap 1). V bližini je vodni zajem za nižjeležeče hiše. Naprej je šumelišče, višine 4 metre. Sledi dvostopenjski slap, višine 15 metrov, s kratko vmesno stopnjo (slika: slap 2). Zatem je slap, višine 25 metrov, v treh stopnjah (sliki: slap 3, zgornji in spodnji del). Voda pada v kanal, izdolben v poševne plastnice kamenine. Pridemo do tolmuna, čudovite zelenkaste barve (slika: zeleni tolmun). Nato sledita 2 slapova: oba enake višine, po 5 metrov, vmes je velik tolmun (slika: slapova 4 in 5); pa spet 2 slapova: prvi višine 12 metrov (slika: slap 6), drugi višine 7 metrov (slika: slap 7). Naprej je dvojni slap, skupne višine 8 metrov (slika: slap 8), pa slap višine 4 metre (slika: slap 9)z globokim tolmunom, vode temnozelene barve. Potem sledita slapova višine 5 metrov in 6 metrov (slika: slapova 10 in 11). Pot preči hudourniško strugo, po kateri se spustimo za ogled slapu višine 10 metrov, razigranega padca (slika: slap 12). Opazimo tudi kakega malega škorpijona. Sledi dvostopenjski slap, skupne višine 9 metrov, z globokim in precej velikim tolmunom (slika: slap 13). Sledita slap višine 4 metre (slika ni primerna za objavo) in sistem slapov skupne višine 30 metrov (lahko je več slapov ali pa isti slap v več stopnjah - težko dostopno, več prihodnjič). Proti koncu grape se pot usmeri na desno in v vršace: krenemo levo in navzdol, se malce prebijemo skozi koprive in osate in smo pri tripramenskem slapiču, višine 3 metre (slika: slap 16), malce višje pa je slapišče, višine 6 metrov (slika: slap 17). In čisto na koncu, še malo višje po strugi, je izvir Šunika vendar je zasut s kamenjem (padlim za Velikonočni potres leta 1998). Pot naprej odsvetujemo zaradi padajočih skal (ni primernega prostora, da se umaknemo).

(There are at least 17 waterfalls in the ravine of the Šunik stream. First (upstream) there are jumpers with height of 20 meters. Short after there is the first waterfall, height of 5 meters (picture: slap 1). Above are jumpers with height of 4 meters. Then follows the two-staged, 15 meters high waterfall (picture: slap 2). Shortly after there is the three-staged, 25 meters high waterfall (pictures: slap 3 - upper and lower part). Water falls in chanell, carved into the layers of limestone. Just above there is the beautiful green pool (picture: zeleni tolmun). Two 5 meters high waterfalls follows (picture: slapova 4 in 5). Then teher are another two waterfalls. First with height of 12 meters (picture: slap 6) and second one with height of 7 meters (picture: slap 7). Two-staged, 8 meters high waterfall follows (picture: slap 8). Then there is the 4 meters high waterfall with deep darkgreen pool (picture: slap 9). Above there is two waterfalls with height of 5meters and 6 meters (picture: slapova 10 in 11). The path crosses the dry stream. Descend into the dry stream and there is the waterfall with height of 10 meters (picture: slap 12). Then two-staged waterfall with height of 9 meters (picture: slap 13) follows. Then there is 4 meters high waterfall (no picture, due bad quality of pic; better one next time). Shortly after there is 30 meters high waterfall or waterfalls (no picture, due difficult aproach; more next time). Then there is the slider with three divided streams, height of 3 meters (picture: slap 16) and above this there are jumpers with height of 6 meters (picture: slap 17). Shortly above there is the spring of Šunik stream, but it is burried beneath rocks (due earthquake in 1998) and we strongly dissuade further approach because of falling stones and rocks.)

DOSTOP (Access)

S ceste Bovec - Vršič se usmerimo na desno v dolino Lepena. Do potoka Šunika najlažje pridemo (pot 1) tako, da po 2,8 kilometra od odcepa z glavne ceste zavijemo v desno, prečimo most preko Lepence in nadaljujemo po makadamu do zadnje hiše. Pri manjši leseni hišici ob robu gozda in ob levem bregu Šunika se začne pot nad slapovi. Malce težja je pot od planinskega doma v Lepeni na koncu doline (pot 2): začnemo po isti poti kot do slapu Lepene a se kmalu namesto na levo proti slapu namenimo v desno, preko manjše čistine in v gozd (na lovsko pot), pridemo na odprto, prečimo Lepenco, se med hišami vrnemo v gozd, hodimo pod pobočjem Škrila (probleme nam naredi večji kamniti plaz a vseeno najdemo prehode), se pri krmišču za divjad obrnemo levo in kratko nazaj, preko še ene struge, pa desno navzgor do skladovnice drv in v kratkem smo pri viseči brvi preko Šunika: prečimo Šunik, nadaljujemo po stezi in smo pri omenjeni manjši leseni hišici, od koder začnemo pot nad slapovi.

(From main road Bovec - Vršič turn right to Lepena valley. Path No. 1 (recommended): after 2,8 kilometers, after turn into valley, there is the right branch and the bridge. Cross the bridge and follow the road left upwards till the last houses. The footpath begins at the wooden shed besides the Šunik stream. Path No. 2 (not so recommended because of rock slides caused by an eartquake): path begins from the mountain house "Planinski dom dr. Klementa Juga". Go towards slap Lepenca and shortly after there is the forest road at the right side. Follow this road, cross the Lepenca stream and go directly to the houses. Pass the houses and follow the path through the forest. When you came to the fodder for deers turn left and upwards towards stack of firewoods. Shortly after passing the woodstack there is the wooden footbridge. Cross the footbridge and shortly after there is the wooden shed mentioned in path No. 1.)

Slap 1 (Foto: Žare)

Slap 2 (Foto: Žare)

Slap 3, zgornji del (Foto: Boris)

Slap 3, spodnji del (Foto: Žare)

Zelena tolmuna (Foto: Boris)

Slapova 4 in 5 (Foto: Žare)

Slap 6 (Foto: Žare)

Slap 7 (Foto: Boris)

Slap 8 (Foto: Boris)

Slap 9 (Foto: Žare)

Slapova 10 in 11 (Foto: Žare)

Slap 12 (Foto: Žare)

Slap 13 (Foto: Boris)

Slap 16 (Foto: Boris)

Slap 17 (Foto: Žare)


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