Hiking Day Trip Plan to Špindlerův Mlýn, Czech

November 5, 2016

It was a struggle.

Thursday, 3th November 2016

I made a huge mistake in my entire hiking life, which was... not checking the weather forecast altogether it meant I underestimated the weather. Maybe because I was eager to enjoy an autumn forest, so I prepared myself with attire for autumn hiking trip.

To my surprise (in which I should not be surprised haha), the mountain was almost white. It was snowing as well, light one.

And it was getting darker, like sunset was around 4.30pm - day time was shorter as it's approaching winter. That's what made the trip harder. 

Welcome to Narnia.

The BASIC DETAILS for the day trip are like this.
  1. Check this map https://mapy.cz/s/1bSCG to see the route I took. The map is too big to share here. T_T Basically it is about 20km walking-hiking, it will take around 8 hours (including time for photographs and some hot chocolate)
  2. I started and ended my hiking at this bus stop Špindlerův Mlýn, Labská (refer the map in #1) 
  3. The cost for the transportation is around 260kc (Hradec Kralove, HK - Špindlerův Mlýn - Hradec Kralove). The journey between HK and Špindlerův Mlýn is about 3 hours one way. If you can go there with a car, you can be more flexible with the schedule. No need to rush down to catch the bus. 
  4. For first-time hiker, I recommend you to go here in normal weather, I mean, summer or early autumn. 
  5. Make sure to check the live camera HERE, so that you won't be surprise to see snow like me. Duh. T_T Then, wear proper attire okay?

My bus from Hradec Kralove was at 6.25am. After about an hour, I arrived at Jicin bus station to change to another bus to Špindlerův Mlýn. Then, at about 9.30 am, I started my hiking from Špindlerův Mlýn, Labská bus stop.

I have at least 2 points of interests on this route, hehe you will know about it later. You can find these signboards at every intersections.

Krkonošský národní park - most of forests in northern part of Czech belong to this national park. 

Welcome to winter wonderland. HAHA. Bukan patut autumn lagi ke huhu. 

The whitish part of the mountain (in the middle of the picture) is a ski areal. 

Slippery enough!

The excited Nina. Always.

Hiking between trees is nice for no cold, strong wind 'attacking' you, but the snow is thicker (I guess maybe because it melts slower)

Fuhhh, breath taking!

And... when walking in an open space like this, it was worst. HAHA, why? Less barrier for wind, slippery icy road.  

See, it feels like walking on a road with no end.

Ni namanya ambik semangat lepas beberapa kali rasa nak give up. I have no problem hiking a snowy mountain, but with this running shoes... totally a wrong attire. Kasut basah, stokin basah, jari kaki beku like you can't feel them anymore. 

Oh yea, the sparkling white color of the snow... Fuh sakit mata okay bila nak pandang jalan. 

I will share more photos in next part. Haha.

Do you think I managed to get to the top and go to the points of interest that I told you just now?
Let's see. 

Have a nice weekend, everyone!
Happy birthday, abang long :)

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