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Logar valley - 1

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A: Palenk waterfall in Logar valley

by Igor Adamec, 2.3 km away

Palenk waterfall in Logar valley

B: Logar valley - 2

by Igor Adamec, 2.8 km away

Logar valley - 2

C: Horses in Logar valley

by Igor Adamec, 4.3 km away

Horses in Logar valley

D: Logar valley - 3

by Igor Adamec, 5.3 km away

Logar valley - 3

E: Orlovo gnezdo (Eagle's nest)

by Igor Adamec, 6.4 km away

View from the terrace of a small mountain hut that hangs on a cliff near Rinka waterfall in Logar val...

Orlovo gnezdo (Eagle's nest)

F: Rinka waterfall

by Igor Adamec, 6.4 km away

Rinka is 90 meters high, most beautiful and most visited waterfall in Slovenia. It is the highest wat...

Rinka waterfall

G: Slap Rinka

by Marjan Gubensek, 6.4 km away

Slap Rinka

H: Slap Rinka-1

by Marjan Gubensek, 6.5 km away

Slap Rinka-1

I: Turska gora

by Pavel Barta, 8.1 km away

View from Turska gora

Turska gora

J: View from the Brana peak (2253m)

by Zoran Stanko, 8.2 km away

This is the view fron the Brana peak in Kamnik Alps, Slovenia. It took me almost 4 hours to get there...

View from the Brana peak (2253m)

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