27 Nov S1 Trail – Dolina Majenca – Cp 2
And now the game gets tough! Fill up with energy at the aid station of Dolina, because the most challenging part of the race is about to begin. A smooth and regular climb leads to Monte Carso where you can see the ruins of the old barracks towards the Sella degli Aquiloni and Monte Carso, from which you continue following the ridge along the CAI path 39a, which offers an incredible view of the valley. Once you leave 39a, you will descend along the CAI 38 path with very steep and demanding stretches. We recommend the utmost attention, especially in the screen section of the “Fonte Bukovec”, one of the very few springs on our Karst. Always stay on the path and don’t try to overtake on this stretch. Once the descent is over, you reach a mandatory control point, and then ascend towards the Cippo Comici. Next begins a second very demanding descent towards the church of Santa Maria in Siaris. It’s worth stopping for a photo. A flowing stretch and then the last climb to the ruins of the Funfemberg Customs, dating back to the end of the 18th century, lead to the Flinko di Draga restaurant.
Three important notes:
1. The checkpoint after trail 38 is mandatory. Make sure you hear the beep as you pass. No beep, no ranking.
2. In case of bad weather, the route will be simplified with a lower version to guarantee maximum safety
3. Along the first stretch and this stretch, you will have seen garments and garbage: it is not a question of bad beahaviour of hikers and residents. This is the tangible proof of migratory waves. Every week residents and associations clean the paths, but almost daily new groups, favored by wicked traffickers of human beings, cross the border. Here they get ready for entering a city, with a complete change of clothes: new outfits, food, reinvigorating medicines, perfumes and SIM cards. All this is provided on the border, the last chance to better “camouflage” at the end of the crossing. How we visit the fox holes of the World Wares and residues of past conflicts, today passing through here you are visiting the great tragedy that our society is experiencing-
The past years we have organized a big cleaning two days before the race, camouflaging this tragedy, hiding it from your eyes because it is “inappropriate”.
In filling dozens of black garbage bags, however, the sensation was that we were lying.
Yes, because it is different taking care of nature or hiding something.
One thing is to deny and hide the tragedy of a commercial transportation system of human beings, scientifically organized and managed by criminal organizations, that is there for all to see. Something else is celaning our nature. We are not talking about some “desperate individuals” who arrives here on foot, but caravans with full logistical support. Cleaning would be hiding it from your eyes, therefore it would be indirectly, favoring it and making ourselfs accomplices.
In 2020 we will clean up after the race, when everyone has seen what is going on.
- Dolina-> Bora Village h 9.15