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A new educational hiking trail with a lookout has been opened in the Krka National Park

first_imgFrom Gornji Graovo to the edge of the canyon on Vukovići podima, in the wider area of ​​Dubravica, there is a new educational-hiking trail with a lookout, 350 m long. spectacular and magnificent scene, reports from NP Krka. The lookout is part of a mountain bike route, 25,8 km long, opened as part of the new 470 km of bike routes through the Krka National Park, which passes through Dubravice, and through the evergreen forests in the area of ​​the hill Sv. Kate, then to the newly opened lookout, and then returned to Skradin the same way.”When a man stands in a place like this, looking at the miraculous creations of nature, he cannot help but be happy to have the opportunity to enjoy them and not be proud of the task he has: to manage their protection and presentation. In order to offer another excursion and recreational destination for local residents and visitors, the Public Institution “Krka National Park” arranged the trail and the Vuković floor lookout, for which HRK 457.088,60 was spent. Little by little, a ring of hiking trails and cycling routes is being created around the Krka River, which opens up numerous opportunities for active leisure and develops a different form of visiting the Krka, which includes extended stays, active tours and true nature lovers., pointed out the director of the Public Institution “Krka National Park” mr. sc. Krešimir Šakić. From the Vuković floor lookout point, there is a view of the island of Visovac, the pearl of Croatian natural and cultural heritage, located in the middle of Visovac Lake, a gentle extension of the river between two waterfalls, Roški slap and Skradinski buk. The Franciscan monastery and church on the island form a unique ambient whole in a beautiful landscape, with a view of the tall apple trees that surround the island. The visitor sees all this when he looks to the right, and when he looks to the left he sees, cut into the vertical, rough rocks of the Krka river canyon, the gorge Među gredama, a 500 m long passage from Visovac Lake to Roški slap. Here, Krka is the narrowest and emerald green.last_img read more

TENNIS : Orange heads back out on road to face difficult Texas Christian squad

first_img Comments After the Orange missed yet another chance at playing in the NCAA tournament last season, head coach Luke Jensen knew he needed to get his team over the hump if it wanted to compete for a spot in 2011-12.During the offseason, Jensen restructured the Orange’s schedule, filling the slate with more highly touted programs to increase SU’s strength of schedule. When the tournament’s selection committee sees the increased level of competition, Jensen hopes it’ll translate to a berth in the tournament.‘If you see our schedule this year compared to years past, we’ve had very good records, but it didn’t get us into the NCAA (tournament),’ Jensen said. ‘2012 is really the next phase of a changing landscape, and that is we have to schedule to get into the NCAA tournament.’ Jensen and his squad will begin that next phase when SU travels to Fort Worth, Texas, to take on a strong Texas Christian program this Saturday at 11 a.m. The Orange will play its second consecutive game against a tough opponent on the road to start the season, reflecting Jensen’s plan to earn a spot in the tournament.Typically, Jensen said he hasn’t scheduled single matches against distant opponents because it’s too costly for the university. In the past, Jensen has tried to squeeze two or three matches into a weekend road trip, but this season, the head coach said he believes the $5,000 it cost to head to Fort Worth will be worth it in the long run.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘We’re going to Texas to spend a lot of money on one match, and that’s usually not the case,’ Jensen said. ‘Usually we try to get two or three matches to justify the expenditure, so it’s an investment into playing better competition.’SU’s upcoming match against the Horned Frogs will also provide an opportunity for early-season improvements and adjustments for the Orange. Jensen said he defines winning by learning and hopes that Saturday’s contest will offer a lesson of sorts to kick-start his team. The sooner SU can start landing punches against big-time opponents, the better off the Orange will be at tournament time.Senior captain Emily Harman also believes a stronger schedule will benefit the Orange players earlier in the season.‘In past years, our schedule has hurt us a bit just because we haven’t seen that level of competition up until that point where we have to win in order to reach the NCAA tournament,’ Harman said. ‘Our coach has done a fantastic job at getting many more higher ranked teams, and that’s going to be a very large stepping stone for us to really make the next move for this program.’Although Syracuse has lacked strong competitors on its schedule for the last few years, sophomore Maddie Kobelt said she believes the team is ready to step up and take on the challenge.It starts with executing against TCU on Saturday. By playing tougher opponents, Kobelt said the Orange will be motivated to maximize its potential to break out into the national spotlight.‘I think we’re ready for (a tougher schedule),’ Kobelt said. ‘This is what we want. When we play TCU, we just need to execute what we’ve been practicing because we’re all capable of beating any player we face on the court.’When SU travels down to Texas on Saturday, a new chapter will be written for Jensen and his squad. The Orange will play TCU for the first time in program history. Jensen will also be facing his old friend Dave Borelli, who is the Horned Frogs’ head coach and Jensen’s former coach when he played at Southern California.The alliance can only help Jensen in his quest for competition and eventually an NCAA championship.‘Our objective is to win a national title, and you can’t win a national title unless you get into the NCAA tournament,’ Jensen said. ‘If you don’t get into the NCAA tournament, then what’s the point?’awmirmin@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on January 18, 2012 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more