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Vobenca waterfall

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Waterfall Name: Vobenca (Slap Vobenca)

Overall height: 20 meters

Highest individual level: 9 meters, Levels: 1 waterfall + 1 waterfall
Waterfall type: fan-shaped waterfall
Watercourse: Vobenca (Lobinca)
Average width: /, Water flow: /
Maximum recorded flow: no data
Strongest flow: spring
Location: Zg. Kokra (GPS WGS 84) N: 46 ° 20,226 'E: 14 ° 28,011'
Altitude bottom ~ 678 m
Water content: constant
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Hidden in the off-road, it creates a right tributary of the Kokra, Vobenca (also Lobinca) almost unexpectedly beautiful, more than 20 m high waterfall. The stream is known to the locals as Vobenca, it is also marked Vobenca on older thematic topographic maps, but users of new editions of topographic maps that cite data from the National Topographic Map may be confused because the stream is marked as Lobnica - Lobnica is otherwise a river. which originates on Pohorje and is known for its waterfalls. However, when looking for a stream on the map, pay attention to Vobenac or Lobinac.

The starting point towards the Vobence waterfall is from Zgornja Kokra, along the forest road (past house no. 64, Kokra), which leads up the stream. After 1200 m, the forest road (attention to private property) turns in a sharp bend to the south. Traces of the former cart track can be seen on the sharp bend. Here is the confluence of two streams, which are also differently watery at different times of the year. He says that Vobenca is the one where the tracks lead, completely destroyed by storms and a long-overgrown cart track. If we turn in the direction of the water flow when we step off the bend, then the right path is to follow the stream on our right. The Vobence ravine can be transformed by storms from year to year, so it is necessary to break through the riverbed and cross the stream several times. The path is not as "wild" as it may be read and with a good deal of caution you can make a very nice "family" visit - with a little aftertaste of "adventure".
After 550 m of walking along the ravine (360 m as the crow flies), the gorge closes and we find ourselves in front of a 20 m high waterfall, which in the lower part of the 9 m high waterfall falls into a shallow pool.
In less watery years, when water erosion is less, the rocky walls along the waterfall are overgrown with moss.
The ravine is “impassable” from here, but it is possible to climb to the top of the waterfall with the right footwear and skill along the right bank of the waterfall, where the upper part of the waterfall opens in front of us. - a seemingly 10 m high two-strand sliding waterfall - but the slope of the bank is less than 45 °, so we can not talk about a real waterfall.
The top of the entire waterfall turns into a narrow gutter eroded into reddish rock. The water flows into a gutter from a floating pool - a hollow into which about 10 m high streams of stream flow. One would not really expect traces of civilization here. But a surprise - a little above the top of the waterfall rises up to 2.5 m high stone wall. The stream flows around it, and when we climb it, we find that it is an unusual platform around which are the remains of iron wedges and heavily rusted iron braids. According to the overgrowth, everything must be a good 70 years old. What was the purpose of this construction? Above the mysterious platform, the riverbed calms down and becomes almost flat. After 150 m, a heavily overgrown cart track approaches the riverbed, along which we can descend back towards Zg.Kokra.

* note: the description of access to the waterfall is from 1993, when I intensively researched the possibilities of waterfalls: a cabinet by crossing the DMR and a layer of watercourses on a computer and then a field check after a "successful hit" - and this time the waterfall was "discovered" Vobence.

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