It takes less than 20 minutes to be up in these mountains. Sarajevo is at the bottom left of the map. I have passed on skiing this year, but hiking with Fikret has been tremendous. We mainly concentrate on the two Olympic mountains--Bjelasnica and Jahorina.
Yesterday Mike took Emily, Joan, and me up to Jahorina to tour the ski village at the top, then HE found (no way I could find it again) Riblji Restoran in Pale--not just a fish restaurant but as they say, "an oasis of peace in luscious nature." Through the mountains, up the dirt road that turns into a one lane path, up still until you reach the mountain stream that becomes the Miljacka river. They have their own fish farm and serve only the trout they raise. With beer, of course.