Stranger in a Room: Klokoč

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The mountain is different from other Little Carpathians.

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“Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get.

An amazing guy said.

His name was Forest Gump.

He even raced all over the United States for no particular reason.

He was different.


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He was not of this world.

The same goes for the Klokoč mountain.

Different from other Small Carpathians.

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Enjoy the sleepy atmosphere

Its summit is a grassy plateau reminiscent of a steppe dotted with trees and dwarf shrubs. Looks like the forgotten parts of Kysuce or Orava regions.

But here too the living room of black volcanic stones. Here, too, you can relax and enjoy the sleepy atmosphere, which is especially enhanced in spring and summer by the smell of flowers.

And those flowers!

Here you will find the goldenrod, which cured respiratory problems already in antiquity.

And what about views? Magnificent!

From here you can admire the twin mountains, Geldek and Jelenec.

The top of Jelenec mountain is a downed carst area with several weird trees. Such a plateau is unusual for the Small Carpathians.

The marked hiking trail to Klokoč will pass by the monumental and mystical castle of Plavecký Hrad, with its story, a Slovak remake of the Trojan War, involving the kidnapping of a beautiful woman and the epic struggle to free her.

You will continue under Pohanská, the site of the largest ancient Celtic settlement in Slovakia. And think of the Báborská mountain, which will test your endurance and your form. Then you will cross the Ámon meadow located in the Ámon valley, named after Huncokár, Gáži Ámon.

Here you will explore various carst boreholes, where salamanders hide and bats nest.

Until you finally reach the top of Klokoč.

A step towards a new life

And further atop Vápenná mountain, the third highest mountain in the Small Carpathians.

Its massif is full of carstiferous formations, rocky towers, but also a carstistic underground zone with breaches and caves.

Red and green marked hiking trails lead through the Vápenná mountain ridge. Sometimes the beaten track disappears into dense beaches, sometimes you will climb rocks.

Standing on top of Klokoč, you will see a cross with nails.

These nails are the sorrows of people who have come before.

And if you catch the breeze at the top of this windy mountain, you can better withstand the hurricanes of life.

And you will leave all your sufferings and problems there.

You will find new joy.

Perhaps you will blaze a new path.

Towards the hill.

In the forest.

And you will enter your new life.

You will be different.

Brilliant.

A stranger in a room.

And you will realize, you had to go through many moments to get where you are.

Everything that happened was just to get you to the right place.

Maybe in Klokoč.

To this mountain that looks like a stranger.

And with something in his eyes, he invites us, until something in our hearts tells us, we have to go.

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