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West Tatra,Slovakia

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Razcestie pod Prednym zelenym. 1 473 m.n.m.

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A: Rohace Walley In West Tatras (SVK)

by Cibula Vincent, 500 meters away

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B: Waterfall In Rohace Valley In West Tatras.

by Cibula Vincent, 630 meters away

Waterfall In Rohace Valley In West Tatras.

C: Roháčský vodopád

by Miroslav Pochyba, 690 meters away

http://sk.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roháčsky_vodopád

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D: Slovak Tatras - Rohacske Plesa

by Michal Kazmierczak, 1.2 km away

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E: Tatliak Lake In Rohace West Tatras (SVK)

by Cibula Vincent, 1.6 km away

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F: Mount Banikov

by Petr Kolčář, 1.9 km away

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H: First Lake In The Rohace In West Tatras (SVK)

by Cibula Vincent, 1.9 km away

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I: Sedlo Banikova, Zapadni Tatry,Slovakia

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J: Placlive - Rohace - West Tatra

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Text by Steve Smith.

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