4. Dolomites Jimmy Hut to  Gardenacia Hut over the high plateau Puez-Odle 2018:06:26

Walking from Colfosco to the Plan gondola

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At the top of the gondola. Path 2 zig-zags up from the Jimmy Hut to the coll on the right

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Path 2 up from Jimmy Hut

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View from path 2

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Path 2, up at the first coll

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Gentians beside the path

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The path then enters this region of tall rock spires

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Dramatic scenery as the path zigzags its way up to the next ridge.

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At the ridge there is a fence, and the view opens out into the next valley

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The path traverses the head of this valley and up to another ridge

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In the left hand valley you can see the path we have come traversing the scree, and to the right you can see the onward path. Not the ridge path to the extreme right.

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The lake is over to our left  we don't go near it.

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Path 2 then keeps to the left round the head of the valley. Forcela de Ciampei Scharte. You could descend via path 3, 4 to the Edelweiss Hut, and Colfosco. We continued on path 2.

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Forcela de Ciampei Scharte.

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We continue on path 2

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The dramatic Val Lungia now opens out on our left

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Look out for the sign for path 5

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Turn your back on Val Lungia,

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And you will see this sign painted on a rock

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This is quickly followed by the fork and we now follow path 15 towards the eroded hill ahead

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Path 15 onwards is to the left of this panorama, and the path 15 we have walked along to the right.

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Path 15 now drops gently over limestone pavement, and then climbs to another ridge, to the mid left of this view

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Primula spp

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Looking back over the landscape we have crossed

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this brings us to the signpost on the ridge and the start of the descent to the Gardenacia Hut

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Stay on the path, you don't want to get lost in these folds of rock

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The path down crosses many lower ridges

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Banks of flowers line the path

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In a steep gulley path 15 is joined by path 11

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The descent is quite short and the path in reasonable condition

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Soon scattered mountain azaleas appear

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And keep your eyes open for Edelweiss beside the path

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And down as far as the Gardenacia Hut. There is still quite a long descent!

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We continued down  on path as far as the chair lift, and decided we had done enough downhill for the day, so admired the views as we descended

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