Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Journey to the Sanica River Spring [Part 2/2]

We have arrived at the best part of our recent hike to the spring of the river Sanica. I haven't been in these parts of the mountains for 6 years now, so exploring this place from a new perspective, was very interesting. On the other hand, lots of things had changed, mainly the paths, which were now flooded with water. Thus, the last stretch of our hike proved to be the most difficult one.


This is a two-part photo series. Other parts include:
Journey to the Sanica River Spring - Part One
Journey to the Sanica River Spring - Part Two


click on the images for a bigger view


Waterfalls

The first sight that greeted us, once we crossed (by foot) the river Sanica to the other side, were many waterfalls. Some small, others bigger, some man made, others natural. The sun came out of the clouds for a moment and gave me some nice light to take the photos. It wouldn't last long though. As we made our way deeper into the wilderness, a storm could be heard in the distance.


The last stretch of the hike

As we climbed the last hill, and came down again into the valley, we could finally see the hardest part of the journey in front of us. The waterfalls on the right side of the next image had always been there, but the path on the left side, was now completely destroyed, and covered by the river stream. In the middle, huge rocks made the path even more challenging. Beni was in no condition to track over those huge rocks, so a decision had to be made...





I took Beni in my arms, and slowly we made our way through the big rocks. It was the hardest part of the hike, and took everything out of us. But we were so close to the river spring, that it would have been crazy to stop here and turn around.



So we marched bravely through the water and rocky terrain. We did have rubber boots on our feet this time, but even they couldn't prevent the water from the stream to get to us. In the next image you will see the gate and fence that surrounds the actual spring. The gate is shut, but someone before us has made a huge gap in the fence, through which we could get into the inner part of the spring.

At the River Spring

So we finally made it to the spring of the river Sanica. The water here is crystal clear and clean. We dropped our water bottles into the spring and took a big gulp of the refreshing water. It's very strange to come to the spring of a river, and to imagine that from this point on a river is born and makes its journey through the lands.


Looking down onto the river stream, from the actual spring. The water gains momentum, until eventually forcing its way though the mountains.




Departure

As we departed, a huge storm was visible in the background. Or at least it seamed that it was in the far background. The last 5-10 minutes of our hike back to the car were spent in the rain, so we did have luck with the overall timing of our adventure. I hope you have enjoyed these images as much as we had fun making them. These regions have been well explored in my last three photo series, and new places are now waiting to be discovered. Until next time...


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38 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Iam glad you had a beautiful hike!

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  2. Darum kann ich dich immer wieder beneiden....einfach toll diese Wasserfälle, Bäche und Wasserläufe, und du hast den Trip wieder supertoll beschrieben und fotografisch festgehalten.

    Herzliche Grüsse

    N☼va

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  3. beautiful chartreuse colors! What a lovely spot to visit. I can see why it took you more than one post!

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  4. Auf dem 14. Bild sind die Wasserfarben unglaublich!
    Liebe Grüße

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    1. Ist genau so dort am Ort. Die Farben sind unglaublich intensiv.

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  5. Wow so beautiful landscape!

    Kim,USA

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  6. Lucky Beni to have you to carry him.. so beautiful and all those rocks have to make a great place for the water to make music for the ears. i love that 3rd photo up from the bottom of the springs. glad you got there for that photo

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    1. He had a great time being carried over the rocks and river. Although he was afraid of the rush sounds of the river in some places and stayed away, looking "bravely" from a distance.

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  7. I enjoyed the cyber tour through the woods. Glad you picked Beni up. I could almost hear and smell the water falls. Excellent hike. See you next week Mersad!
    JM, IL-U.S.A.

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    1. Thanks for visiting. Glad you enjoeyed the hike digitally. :)

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  8. Such a beautiful place and superb captures as always, Mersad!! I always love to see Beni!! Hope your week is going well!!

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  9. The spring was a beautiful spot. We have a rock wall next to our cabin. For days after it rains, it "weeps" giving us a first had view of how water moves through the earth. - Margy

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  10. the greens are so fresh looking. Lovely trees and water shots especially the one the very clear water near the end of the post.

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    1. Thank you. I loved this hike, even though my alergies to polen start to act out. But I just can't stay at home :)

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  11. Such beautiful cascades! I love the water though, so clear it's like glass! Stunning photos!

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  12. Lovely spot--- you captured it nicely!

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  13. What a lovely stream! I like all the new green leaves too. Nice hike!

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  14. Beautiful journey. It is always fascinating to see the start of a river.

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  15. You captured the river and the spring beautifully. Looks like you took quite a hike.. thanks for taking us along.
    Great series, Mersad!

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  16. Really beautiful, Mersad. A few of these shots could have been taken right here in my state.

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  17. The sound of rushing water as it clashed against rocks was always a delight when I visited watery areas. Thank you for sharing these excellent pictures.

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  18. just so beautiful! love the beautiful green of spring!

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  19. I cannot get over how green and lush it is!

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  20. SO much beauty here and that moss is lovely clinging to the rocks! I love a waterfall anytime I can feast my eyes on one! Thank you for the lovely tour today! enjoy a great weekend!

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  21. a very pretty place! thanks, mersad!

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  22. Looking at fences, referred via Run*A*Round Ranch Report ;)

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    1. Thanks for visiting Andy! :)

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  23. Really like all the mossy rocks.

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  24. Such lush greenery on your way to the spring. It all looked so lovely. Nice to see your fences and of course your sweet dog.

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  25. Lush, lush, lush. The moss covered rocks are so pretty.

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  26. Gorgeous location and beautiful pictures!

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  27. How green it is! Beautiful scenes!

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  28. Beautiful shots!!!

    The waterfall and moss are just gorgeous....

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  29. A spring-fed stream is a wonderful thing to find. It's just so lovely and the water would be so pure! The scenes are breath-taking with the different falls!

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  30. what a beautiful clear spring. love all the rugged beauty.

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