Italian Folktales ~ Day 10 (July 4, 2011), Fanes to Fiames to Fanna

Just above Fanes, the trail flattens, passes a turquoise blue lake, and then begins the long, sloping descent down the valley, back to Fiames. We left the bare, rocky summits behind us and, little by little, were enveloped by a forest of tall conifers, mysterious caves, and tumbling cascades. Although at least one in our… Continue reading Italian Folktales ~ Day 10 (July 4, 2011), Fanes to Fiames to Fanna

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