Maglić – the highest of them all

Maglić is the mountain with the highest peak  in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Veliki Vitao 2386). Placed on the border between Bosnia and Montenegro, Maglić represents an important fragment of the Dinaric mountain range.
A very big part of the mountain is covered with lively rainforest called Perućica. Filled with a huge variety of endemic species this rainforest is the oldest one of two remaining primeval forests in Europe.

There are different paths for Maglić, but I think we have chosen the most beautiful one. The path leads through scenic beech forests, which are homes for an endless variety of terrestrial plants, wildlife and most amazing little creatures.
We had an honor to meet two lovely frog families, while enjoying their pondly omes.
Going further, beech trees are slowly being replaced with tall, gracious, strong conifer trees with new families of wildlife and plants. At the end of the forestry path lays an extraordinary gift of nature. Beautiful, heart-shaped crystal lake hugged by very steep hill slopes.

A heart-shaped lake!!!

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Trnovačko lake

Lake with crystal clear water, and this special blue-green colour called Trnovačko lake. Did I mention it is heart-shaped?

The whole surrounding of Trnovačko lake is truly magnificent. Strong, gracious, tall cliffs rising around the lake, guarding it with their whole majesty. A pearl hidden from the rest of the world.

The lake is the best place for camping, besides its indescribable beauty, his shores a very rich on mint tea, so it is a real paradise for body and soul.

The next day, we have continued our hike to the highest peak. The pathway goes on through picturesque scenes, from very crowded forest, over prairies to rocky areas. Maglić is the homeland of a very special plant called Lilium bosniacum (Bosnian lily), endemic plant of Dinaric mountains. We were lucky enough to admire its beauty, and capture this wonderful picture.

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Lilium bosniacum

Climbing higher, the pictures of the most beautiful landscapes were lining up behind us all the way to the top, and they were just breathtaking.

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Trnovačko lake sight
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View from above
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The view from the highest peak

From the summit of Maglić you can enjoy many amazing summit panoramas. Most beautiful view is to Trnovačko lake, but also you can admire the impressive beauty of wild peaks of Bioč range, and finally in the background  you can recognize the highest peaks of Durmitor mountain.

At the end of the day, we went back to our special spot by the lake, to drink our freshly picked organic mint tea, and lose ourselves in the endless sea of stars.

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