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From Turovi you set out on a wide macadam road. You will need less than an hour to reach the camp Sustavac. Just before the entrance there is a wooden bridge spanning the Hrasnički potok stream. Mt Treskavica is rich in water. It boasts 365 springs and ten lakes (Veliko jezero, Platno jezero, Crno jezero, Bijelo jezero, Zmijsko (suho) jezero, Turov stan, Simovića bara, Trokunsko jezero, Gornja bara and Kućare). Five rivers arise here: Željeznica, Bistrica, Ljuta, Bijela and Rakitnica, as well as a number of streams: Hrasnički, Studenac, Mlakva, Ljuštra, Pločnik, Vratanjski and Klesni potok. You should heed the landmine warning sign by the camp exit which reads, "Stay on marked roads only or use a guide". The macadam road continues through the forest. As you walk you may visit the “Josip Sigmund“ lodge. Just before you reach it you'll see the stream of Hrasnički potok, which is at times spanned by a moss-grown log in lieu of a proper wooden bridge.
The mountain lodge “Josip Sigmund“ was built in 1952. On two occasions, in 1958 and 1970, it was refurbished and expanded, and was one of the most beautiful and comfortable lodges in the former Yugoslavia. It was destroyed during the aggression against our country (1992-1995) and now only its walls and arches still stand.
After a twenty-minute walk from the lodge, you will reach the Šišan junction where a signpost shows the way to Malu Ćabu, Treskač, Barice, Platno jezero, Zubove, Crno jezero, Oblik and Lednica. From in front of it you can see Lake Veliko Jezero. Pass the lake on the left and go up the hill. The track is well-marked all the way and is easy to walk even in the fog. Cross Mt Pašina planina and come out to the ridge leading to Mala Ćaba. From the summit you can see the peaks of Mt Visočica and Mt Bjelašnica. On your way back follow the road to Hercegovačka vrata. The road is rather steep and covered in large stones that can be unstable under foot, so a careless moment can lead to injury, especially if you're tired. During the descent you will come upon a spring called Ušljiva vrela ("Lice-ridden Springs"). Further downhill is Lake Veliko Jezero, but this time you'll reach the other side of it. You can continue straight to Šišan and Turovi, or take the longer road by lakes Crno jezero and Zmijsko jezero to Oblik. Another possibility is to climb up to lake Crno jezero and continue downhill to Sustavac and Turovi. That way you avoid Šišan and crossing the stream. On your way back to your car you can quickly visit Kazani to explore the interesting shapes made by spate water in the rocks.
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