3. Dolomites Canazei gondolas to Col del Rossi, walk to Pass de Pordoi, then gondola to Saas Pordoi, and walk all the way back.

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We took the gondola up from Canazei to Pecol, then the next cable car to the Col del Rossi. Bright blue sky. Walked the 601 path to the pass de pordoi.
Gondola up to Sasso Pordoi. Lots of people but fantastic views.Then a barren limestone landscape to the Rif Boe hut. Path 627. Followed path 647 and a very long descent of over 4000 ft back to the village. Very varied, very enjoyable, not an easy walk.11 miles
View from the gondola on our way up

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View from the gondola

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Views from the top of the gondola

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View from the top of the gondola. the highest point in the photo is the Saas Pordoi where we start the main walk.

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View of the marmelada and glacier

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View from the gondola top station

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View of the Marmelada glacier and Dam

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Gentians beside the path

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Clumps of flowers beside the path

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The path to follow

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White anemones

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Trollius in full bloom - globe buttercup

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The gondola to the Saas Pordoi

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looking back down from the gondola

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View from the top Saas Pordoi

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Views from the top of the Saas Pordoi

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Views from the top of the Saas Pordoi

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Views of the Marmelada from top of the Saas Pordoi

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Views from the top of the Saas Pordoi

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The baren landscape on top of Saas Pordoi

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The path is fairly level over rough limestone scree. Dark glasses are useful.

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Still patches of snow cover the path at the end of June

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For those who want to walk up instead of taking the gondola

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Small flowers in rock crevices

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View of the top of Piz Boe

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The Piz Boe hut at the junction of several paths

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Make sure you follow the right path

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The path here isn't easy to spot. Keep a good watch for the waymarks and check your wroute on the GPS map.

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The views are spectacular

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Our route down follows the right hand side of this valley.

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Mossy campion

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The path is now heading down into the valley floor

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Springs of crystal clear water buuble out of the ground

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Our path now drops quite steeply again, but not as rough

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Edelweiss

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Now down into the Azaleas

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and down to a vehicle track

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Back into sheltered woodland

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