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May 10 2019
rvcarter
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73 male
 Joined Mar 27 2008
 tucson, az
Mt. Srd Dubrovnik - CroatiaEurope, WW
Europe, WW
Hiking avatar May 10 2019
rvcarter
Hiking2.50 Miles 860 AEG
Hiking2.50 Miles   1 Hour   17 Mns   1.95 mph
860 ft AEG
 
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I had the good fortune to again climb Mt. Srd, the hill/mountain to the east of Dubrovnik, Croatia. The views of Dubrovnik from this trail and the top of Mt. Srd are, to use an inadequate word, magnificent. It's not a big climb, and the swithbacks take the sting out of the steepness. One reason that I wanted to post this triplog is to let people know that the gondola from the castle area to the top is no longer in operation. The scuttlebutt is that the owner of the gondola operation refuses to pay taxes imposed by the city, and has taken his millions and left the country. So, you can either drive to top, or make the hike. I recommend the hike since it ranks among the top hikes I've done anywhere.
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Sep 17 2018
rvcarter
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Mt. Srd Dubrovnik - CroatiaEurope, WW
Europe, WW
Hiking avatar Sep 17 2018
rvcarter
Hiking2.40 Miles 1,248 AEG
Hiking2.40 Miles   1 Hour   26 Mns   1.71 mph
1,248 ft AEG      2 Mns Break
 
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The mountain north of Dubrovnik, Croatia, reached by most tourists via a nifty and fast gondola from just above the old town walls, is hikable via a rocky trail with many switchbacks from Jadranska cesta (the closest street). The hike has about 1200 feet aeg, and is highly recommended because of the stunning views of Dubrovnik Old Town along the way. At the top is the gondola station, a restaurant, touristy shops, and the remains of a Napoleonic fortress built in 1810. The track will be helpful in finding the gondola station and the trailhead. I also posted the track all the way from the Stradun, because the signage is not very good to the gondola station or to the TH. The tourist guides warn against bushwhacking along the hillside because of unexploded ordnance from the 1990’s war. Honestly, reaching the top of Mt. Srd while visiting Dubrovnik, either by trail or gondola, is a must-do because of the unparalleled views of the city, Lokrum Island, and the Dalmatian Coast line.

Note that the gps track is one way, starts at an alley off the Stradun (a main thoroughfare in Old Town), goes up to the lower gondola stataion, up a series of streets to the actual trailhead, and then up to the top of Mt. Srd.
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Check out my Instagram posts at "cartershift", and my Youtubes at my channel "roy v carter".
average hiking speed 1.83 mph

WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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