Saturday, 21 June 2008

Walking the Dolomites

We woke up surrounded by clouds. "Definitely, no luck with the weather" - was our very first thought. Approaching the starting point of our hike the sun started to shine on us, on our hiking day. Artur Kammerer, Director of the Department of Nature and Landscapes of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano Bozen, and Apollonio Larese, our guide, were waiting for us at the beginning of the trail. We started walking along the Val Fiscalina/Fischleintal, astonished by the changing landscape. Akio, the Japanese journalist member of the SuperAlp!2 group, in his first contact to the Dolomites was impressed most of all by the colour of the rocks and by their proximity to the valley. Some interviews while walking on a moderate hill, the silence and the sound of our steps where the trail started to be steep. Some 6 hours took us from the Province of Bolzano Bozen to the Province of Belluno, ending our day with one of the most beautiful views of the Tre Cime di Laveredo/Drei Zinnen reaching then Rifugio Auronzo.

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