8. Dolomites: Selva, Val Gardena, Wochenstein. Ciampanoi to Paso Sella 2016-06-21

A bright but cool day. Excellent for walking and the flowers were superb. Good, well marked paths.

We stayed in Plan, close to Selva,  Val Gardena and walked along paths to the Ciampinoi Gondola

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Knapweed flowers

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Flowers in the meadows

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The Ciampinoi Gondola Selva, Val Gardena, Wochenstein

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The Ciampinoi Gondola Selva, Val Gardena, Wochenstein

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And the view from the top of the Ciampinoi gondola, Selva, Val Gardena, Wochenstein

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And the view from the top of the Ciampinoi gondola, Selva, Val Gardena, Wochenstein

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Sasso Lungo still in the mist. We are heading towards this path.

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Sasso Lungo, morning mist clearing

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Yellow anemone beside the path

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We are following path 21A to Passo Sella Joch

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First Gentians for this holiday

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A good path from the gondola

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Flowers beside the path right from the start

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The larger blue gentian

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We are following the path curving round the right of the opposite hill

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Soldanella - it grows in the damp areas where deeper snow drifts melt

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Alpine primula

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Mossy saxifrage

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The scenery gets wilder, but the path remains good.

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Crocus

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Alpine Willow

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A rest and a view

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Approaching the single person cabin lift that goes up to the hut at Lankofelek

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The hut is till surrounded by deep snow

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The view back down from the hut

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The path down the other side looks deep in snow, so we return down the gondola

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We are heading back down path 657 to Plan De Gralba

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Many alpine flowers beside the path

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Kingcups

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Meadows full of primulas

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Back into the valley bottom meadows

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And the final descent to Plan

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