Italian Folktales ~ Day 9 (July 3, 2011), Pederu to Fanes

On the morning of this third day of hiking, salvation came to Hyla in the form of a minivan. It's not that she wasn't willing to hike back up much of the elevation we had come down the day before; she just wasn't happy about it. After experiencing the pain of watching her misery during… Continue reading Italian Folktales ~ Day 9 (July 3, 2011), Pederu to Fanes

Italian Folktales ~ Day 8 (July 2, 2011), Sennes to Pederu

Snapshots Peaceful morning at Sennes Hutte, and the sound of the cow bells. The sound we woke up to at each rifugio. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnubTjGHZLg Packs lined up, ready for the day's hike. Have I mentioned yet how much I love my backpack? Well I do. I love it. It's the green one there. I love it.… Continue reading Italian Folktales ~ Day 8 (July 2, 2011), Sennes to Pederu

Italian Folktales ~ Day 7 (July 1, 2011), Fiames to Sennes

Day 1 of the hike. Both wonderful and difficult. 13 kilometers of steady uphill hiking on crushed stone trails. Total gain of about 1000 meters in elevation. Finally! Packs on our backs, boots on our feet, realizing the plan that we'd hatched all those years ago. Blue-sky day. Friends to keep us company. Some of… Continue reading Italian Folktales ~ Day 7 (July 1, 2011), Fiames to Sennes