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Blegoš (from Gorenja Žetina village)

The bare-headed Blegoš is the highest summit of Škofja Loka hills with a phenomenal view. It is one of the most visited summits in Slovene sub-alpine region even in winter. Shortly after it snows, it gets 'plowed' by backcountry-skiers from all directions; however, that does not mean that it is 100% safe from avalanches. Orientation in fog is difficult especially at the summit. The described path is particularly popular, because of the small altitude difference. A hut below the summit is opened on weekends during winter.

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Basic information
LocationŠkofja Loka, Gorenjska
Difficulty:
Duration: 4.5 h
Start point elevation: 920 m
Highest point: 1562 m
Total vertical climb: 640 m
Skiing difficulty:
Starting point:
On the road 'Škofja Loka – Žiri' turn right in Poljane village towards Javorje. The road begins to ascend soon, follow the signposts for 'Žetina' and keep right after Javorje village. In Gorenja Žetina village parking can be a problem, especially on weekends (around 920 m).

Description:
From Gorenja Žetina signposts direct you towards Blegoš; follow the road to a crossroad at Črni Kal saddle. Here the paths split towards 'Prva Ravan' (a road), directly to the summit of Blegoš (a steep footpath) and towards a hut below Blegoš (a road). Take the path to the right, where a board 'Koča na Blegošu 3 km' directs you. Follow a gently sloping road to a crossroad, where you turn left and start to ascend steeply towards the hut. From the hut ascend to the summit directly over a bare ridge. There are several options for descent as well. In this case, we chose the descent across 'Prva Ravan'. Go down from the summit towards south-east past a bunker and from there onward to the edge of the forest. Markings direct you through the forest and to a crossroad at 'Prva Ravan', where you turn left on a road. Follow the road all the way back to Črni Kal and from there to Gorenja Žetina.

Highest point:
Blegoš: 1562 m

Duration:
Gorenja Žetina – Crossroad at Črni kal saddle: 45 min
Crossroad at Črni kal saddle – Hut on Blegoš: 1 h
Hut on Blegoš – Blegoš: 45 min
Blegoš – Prva ravan: 30 min
Prva ravan – Gorenja Žetina: 1.30 h
Total: 4.30 h

Difficulty: 2

Skiing:
You can ski down the described way of descent (flatter) or you keep left behind the bunker below the summit of Blegoš and take a shortcut across a steep slope through forest to the road 'Prva Ravan – Črni Kal'. For snowboarders this descent is not really interesting because the road 'Prva Ravan – Črni Kal' is rather flat.
Skiing difficulty: 1
Skiing duration: ca. 1 h




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Blegoš (iz vasi Gorenja Žetina)
The bare-headed Blegoš is the highest summit of Škofja Loka hills with a phenomenal view. It is one of the most visited summits in Slovene sub-alpine region even in winter. Shortly after it snows, it gets 'plowed' by backcountry-skiers from all directions; however, that does not mean that it is 100% safe from avalanches. Orientation in fog is difficult especially at the summit. The described path is particularly popular, because of the small altitude difference. A hut below the summit is opened on weekends during winter.