I had to make this picture small to upload it and it's a bit difficult to see now. Heh. But if you look carefully at the turquoise arrow, it points to how far up the mountain I went. I couldn't get much further because of the snow.
The hike itself was about 7 hours. Behind the ski hill there's a road that leads to a camping area that's littered with trailers, fire rings, and trash. Near the end of this little area, there is a trail that loops left (not along the road) and takes you up the mountain. A lot of the hike ended up being cross country because there was snow covering the trail. However, it was beautiful and a lot of little flowers were blooming.
I didn't think Kosovo would be like this. I didn't expect there to be places to hike and unscarred nature. I've asked quite a few people, and supposedly land mines were laid only along the border with Albania and not along the border with Macedonia. In the below photo, the border with Macedonia runs along the ridge line.
When I was standing at the top of the hike looking down, I felt like I could have been anywhere: the US, Canada, New Zealand, Japan...I'm glad I've been able to tap into a side of Kosovo I can truly appreciate.