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One Very Last Hike

8 Aug

One Very Last Hike Day 6! The last day in the Dolomites and the last time to hike with my orange daypack and purple hiking poles. Our destination…Tre Cime di Lavaredo (oder Drei Zinnen, auf Deutsch). English translation from the Italian is the very innocuous sounding “three peaks”, while the translation from the German is “three battlements”. The latter is definitely the more descriptive term, and considering the landscape I traversed and viewed that day, the more appropriate one. We began early in the day because Tre Cime is a VERY popular hiking area, and we wanted to beat the crowds and get a parking place. We found one near Rifugio Auronzo. DSC_0497

There was another parking area below and the first of the tour buses. DSC_0499

We got a good view of Croda Rossa, named for the bright reddish color of the rock. DSC_0500

From here we could look down on beautiful Lago Misurina where we would lunch later in the day. DSC_0501

The parking lot was filling up fast in the early morning. On this mountain the erosion lines were very pronounced.

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Then I saw my hike for today. The trail sliced through that slide of scree coming off of the towering monoliths known as Tre Cime. If you can see the tiny white rectangle near the right hand margin, that

is Rifugio Lavaredo. We would walk a little beyond that to the far side of the Tre Cime.

 

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Looking down the scree slide from the trail.

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10 Responses to “One Very Last Hike”

  1. Heyjude August 8, 2013 at 9:37 pm #

    yet more wonderful landscapes, and though that hike looks flat, I don’t like the look of that scree. You seemed to be very lucky with the weather after all the cold and wet start to the summer over here in Europe. I wouldn’t want to be on those mountains in the wind and rain!
    Jude xx

    • Rosemarie August 8, 2013 at 9:41 pm #

      The size of the monoliths and the mounds of scree are phenomenal. They make you feel so small.

  2. Rosanna August 9, 2013 at 4:00 am #

    Thank you for sharing with us your wonderful pictures of these awesome places!

    • Rosemarie August 9, 2013 at 4:16 am #

      You are certainly welcome. As I share them with you, I get to relive the entire experience.

  3. The Palladian Traveler August 9, 2013 at 9:09 am #

    Lovely part of the Dolomites. I ski the C-Rossa every January during my white week. Good luck on your last climb.

  4. Pride in Photos Photography August 9, 2013 at 4:02 pm #

    What a great adventure you are on!!

    • Rosemarie August 9, 2013 at 4:11 pm #

      I am sitting back now in the comfort of my home reliving and sharing. About 2/3 of the way through my trip.

  5. Reggie September 8, 2013 at 12:14 pm #

    Absolutely breathtaking…

    • Rosemarie September 8, 2013 at 1:07 pm #

      Thank you. It is so beautiful there, it would be really difficult to take a bad picture.

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