Anyway, the below footage came out just a few days ago. In the 1st video the footage is of Croatian mountaineer and runner Ante Tonči Fabris and his dog Mishka Nanishka (or just Miška ), hiking the trails and cliffs on Velebit Mountain just above the historic coastal town of Senj and the Nehaj Fortress built in 1568. It's not my particular favorite pastime or hobby these days, I've done similar before but I prefer skiing instead, however it is some cool rare video footage though. (see Photos Of Day 50th FIS World Cup Skiing Zagreb from last month for more cool pics) The part where they stop and look around, it sure is very different from the summer views with no ships, yachts or sailboats off in the distance which is usually the case in summer. Interestingly the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service (Croatian: Hrvatska gorska služba spašavanja, HGSS) also do a lot of their training on this very Velebit mountain range and surrounding area, as well as literally save tourists who get lost or fall.
This time his snowy adventure took place on the Velebit Mountains range, parts of which make up the Velebit National Park and Paklenica National Park, the Velebit mountain range forms a part of the Dinaric Alps located along the Adriatic coast containing also many deep caves. Both National Parks also are home to populations of bears, wolves, lynx, deers and many other animals. (The imposing nature of the main Velebit Mountain has made it something of a national symbol in Croatian folklore, there is a patriotic folk song "Vila Velebita" from the 19th century about a legendary supernatural fairy being (vila) that inhabits the rocks and mountaineous area of the Velebit range, a legend says she even played a part in helping defeat the centuries of Ottoman Muslim jihads towards Central Europe and Croatia, with just the sound of her wings able to make rocks rain onto the invaders. There are also folk tales about other various nature spirits and beings, witches, unexplained orb phenomena
Here after a fresh snowfall he treks along the Premužić track, which is partly very dangerous for inexperienced climbers, the 15 kilometer snowshoe walk on Velebit began from the Zavižan mountain lodge rest area to the shelter stop and then all the way back down again. The truth must be told that it even snows along the coast, if the reader plans on being in the area this time of year, then just leave the suntanning lotion and shorts behind and pack your touque and boots.
*(There's plenty of summer season videos and images of the Velebit and Plitvica Lakes parks, also here's some interesting related information about the bears-wolves-lynx-conservation efforts including in and around this Velebit mountain range area)