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Tolmin Gorges / Tolminska korita

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Hidden : 6/1/2009
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EN The distance from Tolmin is 2km. (Elevation 180 m.) ENTRANCE FEE 3€ adult, 1,5€ children below 14, children below 7 FREE
SI Oddaljenost od Tolmina je 2km. (180 m n.m.v). VSTOPNINA 3€ Odrosli, 1,5€ otroci do 14 let, do 7 let gratis

[EN]
The spring of thermal water on the bank of the Tolminka just below the end of the trail through the chute is another great rarity in the alpine world. The well known Hudicev most ("Devil's Bridge") over which the Tolmin-Cadrg road passes arches sixty meters above the Tolminka, and above it is the entrance to the Zadlaška or Dante Cave. A triangular rock called the "Bear's Head" (Medvedova glava) after its characteristic shape is wedged in the narrowest part of the Zadlašcica chute.

THERMAL SPRING

There is a thermal spring in the short horizontal cave under the Devil’s bridge. There are quite a few such springs in Slovenia, but they are quite rare in the Julian Alps. Because of the rock fall under the bridge, which created a barrier and raised the riverbed of the Tolminka River, the cave can no longer be entered. The thermal spring which flows into the gorge can be seen when the water level of the Tolminka is low enough.

THE CONFLUENCE OF THE TOLMINKA AND THE ZADLAŠCICA, THE LOWEST POINT OF THE TRIGLAV NATIONAL PARK
Zadlascica River/Reka Zadlascica
As the Tolminka carved its path into the limestone, it created wild gorge with typical joints that can be seen as smooth vertical plates. We can find similar ones in the Julian Alps only at one other location, namely the Mlinarica gorge in the Trenta Valley. Going further towards the East, the Zadlašcica carved its gorge with deep erosion. Once the narrows of both river valleys open up a bit, the two rivers merge. This merging of the two rivers is especially interesting as it is the only confluence of the gorges in Slovenia. This confluence (“Sotocje”) lies at approximately 180 m above sea-level and is the lowest point of the Triglav National Park..
Tolminka River/Reka Tolminka

MEDVEDOVA GLAVA (THE BEAR'S HEAD) AND SKAKALCE

Medvedova glava is the name of a natural bridge – a large rock which got stuck, who knows when, between the walls of the Zadlašcica canyon. Because of excessive moisture and warmer Mediterranean climate throughout the year, the gorge boasts rich vegetation. The rock covered with moss aroused the imagination of human beings long, long ago – indeed, it looks like a hairy bear’s head. Since the water of the Zadlašcica literally jumps from one pool to another, it creates picturesque cascades flowing through the gorge which is why the locals started calling it Skakalce or in English “the Jumps”.


THE CAVE OF ZADLAŠKA JAMA (DANTE’S CAVE)


The cave of Zadlaška jama, named after the village Zadlaz, is one of several caves through which the waters of the Soca glacier flowed. This cave complex is 1.140 m long, 41 m deep and boasts three halls. It is said that at the beginning of the 14th century, the patriarch Pagano della Torre hosted the poet Dante Alighieri in Tolmin. At that time, he is said to have visited the cave which inspired him while creating the Hell of the Divine Comedy. The cave was later also named after the poet. In 1922 it was explored and mapped for the first time by the members of the Krpelj Tourist Association and it was later made suitable for visitors - stairs have been carved in and passages deepened. It was fully explored and mapped by the Speleology section of the Tolmin Mountaineering Society in 1977. There are two types of cave bugs living there – namely, Anophtalmus ravasnii sontiacus; Muller 1935 and Anophtalmus Tolminensis; Muller 1922, Pretnar 1970, as well as the bat of the type Rhindolophus hipposideros. Zadlaška jama is among the most difficult tourist caves, which is why it is only possible to visit it in the company of a competent guide and with appropriate equipment.


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[SI]
Od parkirišca Tolminskih korit se lahko najprej spustite k sotocju mrzle Tolminke in kristalne Zadlašcice, nato pa se povzpnete do Hudicevega mostu, ki je zgrajen 60 m nad Tolminko. Pot lahko nadaljujete tudi do Zadlaška jama (Dantejeve jame). V ozkem delu korit Zadlašcice je zagozdena trikotna skala, ki je po znacilni obliki dobila ime Medvedova glava.

TERMALNI IZVIR

V kratki vodoravni Jami pod Hudicevim mostom je termalni izvir. V Sloveniji je kar nekaj takih izvirov, velika redkost pa so v Julijskih Alpah. Jama je zaradi podora pod mostom, ki je zagradil in dvignil strugo Tolminke, danes nedostopna. Termalni izvir, ki se izliva v korita, je opazen ob nizkem vodostaju Tolminke.

SOTOCJE TOLMINKE IN ZADLAŠCICE, NAJNIŽJA TOCKA TRIGLAVSKEGA NARODNEGA PARKA

Z vrezovanjem Tolminke v apnenec so nastala divja korita z znacilnimi prelomi, ki jih vidimo kot gladke navpicne ploskve. Podobne vidimo v Julijskih Alpah le še v soteski Mlinarice v Trenti. Vzhodneje si je korita z globinsko erozijo izdolbla Zadlašcica. Ko se tesni obeh korit nekoliko razprejo, se reki združita. Zlitje obeh rek je še posebej zanimivo, saj je to edino sotocje v koritih na ozemlju Slovenije. Sotocje, s približno nadmorsko višino 180 m, pa je tudi najnižja tocka Triglavskega narodnega parka.

MEDVEDOVA GLAVA IN SKAKALCE


Medvedova glava je ime naravnega mostu – velike skale, ki se je kdo ve kdaj zagozdila med stene kanjona Zadlašcice. Zaradi izrazite vlage in toplejšega mediteranskega podnebja skozi vse leto je rastje v soteski precej bujno. Skala, porašcena z mahovi, je tako že davno burila domišljijo z videzom porašcene medvedove glave. Ker voda Zadlašcice dobesedno skaklja iz tolmuna v tolmun in se v slikovitih slapicih preliva skozi sotesko, so domacini ta del korit poimenovali Skakalce.

ZADLAŠKA (DANTEJEVA) JAMA

Zadlaška jama, imenovana po vasi Zadlaz, je ena od mnogih jam, po katerih so se odtekale vode soškega ledenika. Jamski splet je dolg 1140 m, globok 41 m, v jami pa so tudi tri dvorane. Pripoveduje se, da je zacetek 14. stoletja patriarh Pagano della Torre v Tolminu gostil pesnika Danteja Alighierija. Takrat naj bi obiskal jamo in v divjem okolju našel navdih za Pekel v pesnitvi Božanska komedija. Po pesniku je jama dobila tudi svoje drugo ime. Leta 1922 so jo prvi raziskali in izrisali clani planinskega kluba Krpelj ter jo kasneje tudi prilagodili obisku - vklesali stopnice in poglobili rove. Dokoncno jo je raziskala in izrisala Jamarska sekcija PD Tolmin leta 1977. V jami najdemo dve vrsti jamskih hrošcev (Anophtalmus ravasnii sontiacus; Muller 1935 ter Anophtalmus Tolminensis; Muller 1922, Pretnar 1970), v njej pa prezimuje tudi netopir mali podkovnjak (Rhindolophus hipposideros). Zadlaška jama sodi med zahtevne turisticne jame, zato je za obisk potrebno spremstvo jamarskega vodnika in primerna pohodniška oprema.

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