We descend from the parking place a few meters along the road, where a sign directs us to a wide path. The path rises at the beginning and leads us in a few minutes to a crossing, where we continue straight forward. The path on the right would lead us to Grančišče. The path then gets a bit muddy and turns left. The steepness enhances. The path becomes abrupt and goes through a forest. After an hour and a half of walking the steepness reduces, but the path leads us over steep slopes and is protected with a fence (meant for livestock). The view on this part of the trip is amazing. The path goes into the woods again and ascends sharper. After that the steepness reduces again and we have to go across a fence that keeps the livestock to cross it. A few minutes of walking separates us from the pasture, where we leave the forest. A beautiful view presents itself and we can see a Shepard’s home, with a bivouac on the attic, on the right. The path then ascends over a meadow and turns left into the forest. After 20 min we cross a large clearing and go into the woods again. The forest is now becoming thicker and thicker and the path is not so abrupt any more. A beautiful view appears, followed by a small descent.
We traverse and rise slightly to the large grassy slope under Vrtaški vrh. A path to waterfall Peričnik joins us here. Our path ascends gently over the grassland and passes over into dwarf pine in the end. A view of our goal presents itself. From here on you have to follow the path with caution, because it is becoming less visible. The path ascends steeper and leads us to a crest, from where we can see Špik and Kukova Špica. We turn left here and follow the crest path to the top, which we reach in 10 minutes.