This year, we decided to discover Slovak part of High Tatras... - what a difference to Dolomites where every mountain is easily accessible! No mountain passes or high routes here - just one route, three towns and all trips starting in one of those small, crowded towns... - meaning the 1st part of the hike can be a bit boring and crowded, so walking for at least 6 hours a day and doing at least 1000m of altitude is a must to see the most beautiful parts. That also means that we all got too sore to do full two weeks of hiking... - and ended at the sea-side 🙂
But we sure saw many beautiful mountains and crystal clear lakes and enjoyed it a lot. It was interesting to see so many kids and people in the mountains - and so few dogs! But I was really surprised with the positive attitude everybody had towards the dogs - no fear, just lots of interest, taking pictures of the dogs, gathering to watch them swim etc. And even better: since dogs are so rare, there are no leash rules and they are not included on any price list and for free in camps, cable cars etc. - definitely very dog friendly place!