3. Dolomites: La Crusc and the alpine flower meadows of Armentara 2018:06:25

 

Setting out to walk to Badia from La Villa on a slightly overcast morning
Setting out to walk to Badia from La Villa on a slightly overcast morning

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Scabious
Scabious

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Sage
Sage

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A massive stack of logs for firewood
A massive stack of logs for firewood

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The path beside the river
The path beside the river

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The church at the top of the chairlift
The church at the top of the chairlift

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La Crusc church buit almost 600 years ago
La Crusc church buit almost 600 years ago

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La Crusc Church. We are taking the higher path 15B to the North
La Crusc Church. We are taking the higher path 15B to the North

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Panorama of the higher path 15B that follows open alpine woodland and the edge of the screes
Panorama of the higher path 15B that follows open alpine woodland and the edge of the screes

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There is a path signed to an ice cave here
There is a path signed to an ice cave here

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We then follow path 18, a track down through the flower meadows
We then follow path 18, a track down through the flower meadows

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Armentara
Armentara

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The junction of the lower path from La Crusc Church
The junction of the lower path from La Crusc Church

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Panorama of the flower meadows
Panorama of the flower meadows

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Panorama of the flower meadows
Panorama of the flower meadows

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Armentara alpine flower meadows
Armentara alpine flower meadows

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Ranch da Andre
Ranch da Andre

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Ranch da Andre
Ranch da Andre

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Flower meados on the path from Ranch da Andre
Flower meados on the path from Ranch da Andre

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Panorama of Alpine flower meadows
Panorama of Alpine flower meadows

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Panorama of alpine flower meadows
Panorama of alpine flower meadows

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Panorama as we continue down the track
Panorama as we continue down the track

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Panorama of flower meadows
Panorama of flower meadows

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A lilly in the flower meadows
A lilly in the flower meadows

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We returned up the path beside the river  but you could take the bus from Badia
We returned up the path beside the river  but you could take the bus from Badia

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An evening view from Chalet Al Pigher
An evening view from Chalet Al Pigher

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An evening view from Chalet Al Pigher
An evening view from Chalet Al Pigher