1st day1st route. Great Rozsutets and Small Rozsutets ( Velký Rozsutec and Malý Rozsutec)
- * Stefanova - Horne Diery - pass Medzirozsutce - Great Rozsutes (1609,7 m) - pass Medziholie - Stefanova *
duration: approx. 5.30 hour ( variant with Mały Rozsutets (1343,50 m) - plus about 1.20 hour), (to and fro) / difficulty: medium The description of the route: we walk along the yellow signs (going from bus the stop, behind the boarding-house "Penzion Starek" we turn the left into asphalt road ), after approx. 1/2 hour we reach so called Podziar. There is the shelter in which we will find the small buffet. Then we cross the brook, we have to follow the blue marked signs (behind the stream we have to turn right ).
We go through the ravine Horne Diery to the pass Medzirozsutce 1.45 hour. This part of the route is very varied ( the large part of the rout we climb the ladders over the small waterfalls ). In the summer season this place is very crowded. By the way, I completely don't understand the idea of the taking with oneself dogs on the pathways. The dogs can't handle to climb so owners must carry them. Such situation causes dogs stress and other tourists are iritated by route blocking.
After reaching the pass Medzirozsutce we have 3 variants to choose :1.to go on Small Rozsutes - come back - have some rest - to go on Great Rozsutes; 2. to have a rest - to go on Great Rozsutes; 3. go on Great Rozsutes without any rest :).I will describe only the first variant. Near the traffic indicator on the pass, we have to turn left and go along green marked signs. The route leading on Small Rozsutets takes approx 20 min., but in practice can take longer time because of the small capacity of the route. Near the top of Maly Rozsutets are some insurance chains. On the top we can have a short rest, and the same route we come back to the pass Międzirozsutse, from where we have to go along
the red signed pathway (= E3) on Great Rozsutes, it takes about 1,15 hours.
At the beginning our path leads through the forest, and then the gentle traverse. There is the metal cross on the top of Great Rozsutets, from where we have a beautiful overwiew on Small Fatra. We go down the south slope, still following the red signed pathway on the pass Medziholie. The descent was insured by several chains, but having good, dry weather there is no necessity to use them . After going down on the pass, we can have a rest, and then we have to follow green marked pathway leading to Stefanova village (approx. 1 hour ). Attention
: not very difficult route in the conditions of good weather and dry ground . From the pass Medzirozsutce there is no streams, so You should take water with Yourself.
2nd day2nd route. Wielki Krywań and Mały Krywań * Vratna Chata - Snilovska Pass - Wielki Krywań (1708,7 m.) - Bublen Pass - Mały Krywań (1670,9 m.) - Bublen Pass - Snilovska Pass - Chleb (1645,6 m.) - Południowy Gruń (1458,7 m.) - Chata na Gruni -
duration : approx. 7.30 hours (to and fro, using the chairlift) (to and fro) /difficulty: rather easy; We drive up from Stefanova to Vratna Chata (there are regular buses). From this place I'd advice to use chairlift to get to the pass Snilovska (Snilovske sedlo),
it cost 7,50 Eur (in 2009 ).
Of course volunteers can go by walk, keeping the green signs, although tis path is not very interesting, leads along chair lift and takes about 2 hours. On the final chair lift station is a restaurant (of Mc Donald type ). From the pass, reaching the top of Great Krywań (the highest top of Small Fatry - 1708,7 m.) is very close - approx. 45 minutes.
We walk along the red marked path which is very easy. After reaching the top we have to go back to the "traffic indicator" and choose the red signed path leading on Small Krywań.
This route takes approx. 1 hour . The geology and vegetation resembles Polish mountains - Bieszczady. In August, usually, we will meet numerous berrey pickers, because this part of Small Fatra abounds with navy blue, tasty and healthy fruits .
There is a stone, few meters high monument on the top of Small Krywań. We come back the same route to the pass Snilovskiej, where from we wander, still following the red signed path, on Chleb (from the pass approx. 30 min.). From Chleb to the lap of our route -
Południowy Gruń we hike about 1 hour. A few minutes walk after reaching the top, we will have a "traffic indicator". We have to choose yellow signed path, which leads us to the Chata na Gruni (= cabana). In the cabana we can have a rest, eat and drink something. The last lap of the route leads the blue marked path and takes about 45 minutes to Stefanova village.