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 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