Hey everyone! Welcome to the next installment in my Where I’ve Been Wednesday series. To all of you new readers, you can find out more about WIBW here. Today I’m taking you into the Dolomiti Mts again but on what I consider my prettiest hike EVER. There aren’t a lot of words today (bummer right?) but there’s plenty of pictures.
There were a lot more roads involved with our hike this time so it was a much easier hike. Here’s where we started with the views already fantastic
As we were walking along we came across a teeny farm house with a mule chilling out on the road. We stopped because we weren’t sure if we’d startle it or not . . .
but it came right up to me cool as could be
and proceeded to start munching right at my feet
Just as we started back out again, we realized we’d had an audience.
I see you Mr. Horse! You should def work on your camo. Here’s another picture stop.
There aren’t too many progress shots because honestly, after that road it was all walking in the woods. I don’t want to bore you with shot after shot of trees.
The cross marks our destination at the top of the Mt.
This is Lake Barcis (Bar-chiss). It’s the most beautiful lake I’ve ever seen! The lake is glacier fed so it’s just barely above freezing. Apparently the minerals in the glacier make it so that the water stays that aquamarine color year round.
I don’t know what the name of that river is but I know that it’s referred to as “The Dead River.” As you can see, it’s all dried up since the lake is dammed off. The lake actually goes much farther around to the right of the picture and past those mts. It thins out to a stream and then empties into another even bigger portion of the lake.
These crosses can be found at the top of A LOT of the mts in the area. At the base of them are canisters with notebooks inside where hikers can sign when they reach the top. It’s really neat seeing how far back the signatures go!
The clouds were doing beautiful things.
Time for the trek back down. This is one of my favorites. I just love the way the light filters through the trees.
After a while we realized that this road was winding back and forth the whole way down so we decided to cut straight down the mt through the trees again. On our way down, we stumbled into a cave!
We started to explore it but found a few too many holes in the ground.
We really wanted to go farther but didn’t want to chance falling in anywhere. So we just continued on to the car It would have been cool to see how far it went.
Last sunset shot (sorry it’s so pixely)
Hope you liked the pictures from this hike!
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