Traditional opening of canyoning season on May 1st - Canyon Vruca Rijeka


Vruca Rijeka is one of our favorite canyons because we first discovered and passed through this imposing canyon far back in 2008. Annual May Day passages through this canyon have become a long tradition. The water level this time was higher than average for this time of year, so the enjoyment was guaranteed. Weather on the well-known starting point at Great Mikulic was ideal, no precipitations, locally cloudy with longer sunny intervals and so it remained throughout the day.
The canyon is symbolically equipped in only few places with artificial anchorages that we have set long ago but most of the canyon walkthrough is the search for natural anchorages and ascending. In this way we always have the feeling that we are closer to the canyon, hard rocks and stones that form it as well as with lush vegetation. Canyon is known for its permanent residents - large number of snakes, but this time it seemed as if they were all "hiding". As I write this report I'm trying to remember whether we did saw any snake which sounds even more amazing when compared to previous actions. As years go by our passages through the canyon became faster, the group became larger, and therefore the time for photographing increased. We have gained the impression that every stone, corner, vertical, hole and pool we remember and know very well. Any change in the canyon caused by high water levels we see and comment right away.
Before going out of the canyon at one of the last vertical almost always we are being rewarded with sharp scents of various herbs from this area, and the exit of the canyon is marked with mystical olive grove.

Text: Milos Radevic


Kanjon Vruća rijeka

Photo by: Vladimir Mladenović

Kanjon Vruća rijeka

Photo by: Vladimir Mladenović

Kanjon Vruća rijeka

Photo by: Vladimir Mladenović

Kanjon Vruća rijeka

Photo by: Vladimir Mladenović

Kanjon Vruća rijeka

Photo by: Vladimir Mladenović

Kanjon Vruća rijeka

Photo by: Vladimir Mladenović

Kanjon Vruća rijeka

Photo by: Vladimir Mladenović

Kanjon Vruća rijeka

Photo by: Vladimir Mladenović

Kanjon Vruća rijeka

Photo by: Vladimir Mladenović

Kanjon Vruća rijeka

Photo by: Vladimir Mladenović



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