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Pralongià: Are We ThereYet? (4)

31 Jul

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Much to my chagrin Rifugio Pralongià was not our stopping place for lunch. We walked on. The small green peak in the near distance was the Col di Lana. Once more I photographed the Sella behind an unused chair lift. Some of the lifts operate only in ski season.

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As we began our descent we passed this meeting of bikers.

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Marion on the trail before the Marmolada.

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The starkness of the Sella offset by the exuberance of yellow globe flowers.

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Kids hiking up the trail. They made it seem so easy.

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And a lone mountain biker.

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Yes, here we are at Rifugio Marmotta. This is where we finally sat and ate lunch on our way down from the plateau.

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Hearty food. That’s what they serve. This was an appetizer of Speck (bacon).

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Looking down to the remainder of our way. This had to have been a good 10 to 11 mile hike.

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10 Responses to “Pralongià: Are We ThereYet? (4)”

  1. Angeline M July 31, 2013 at 3:39 am #

    Incredible scenery!

  2. Reggie July 31, 2013 at 7:16 am #

    I would’ve been so hungry by now. What an incredible walk!

  3. mamacormier July 31, 2013 at 12:39 pm #

    That plate of speck was insane. How many of you were at the table? We love speck but it’s a treat so we don’t have it often.

    • Rosemarie July 31, 2013 at 12:46 pm #

      This was our appetizer for three, and then we ordered our entrees.

      • mamacormier July 31, 2013 at 12:53 pm #

        I thought there were only three of you but when I saw the size of that platter I thought I must be mistaken. I guess hiking up and down mountains burns a lot of calories.

      • Rosemarie July 31, 2013 at 12:58 pm #

        Marion ordered it and that’s what they brought.

  4. Heyjude July 31, 2013 at 1:44 pm #

    Gosh that’s a huge platter of meat!! Though I imagine you must have been pretty hungry by then – another set of great scenic photos, those golden meadows are enchanting.

    • Rosemarie July 31, 2013 at 1:51 pm #

      This scenery is exactly what I came to see. It reaches deep into my soul.

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