9. Dolomites: Walk from the top of the Dantercepies Gondola 2016-06-22

up to the top of the Dantercepies, and quite a long high level traverse and back. Again some excellent flowers and views.When we got back to the top of the pass again lots of motorbikes and the path I had chosen was closed. Had to climb back over a ridge to walk down a path under the gondola.

I think there was a better path, but most of our route down was a gravel road. At the bottom followed a path signed Selva that took us up and over a viewpoint.

 

Early morning in Selva, Val Gardena, Wochenstein, walking round to the Dantercepies Gondola

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At the top of the Dantercepies Gondola

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At the top of the Dantercepies Gondola

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At the top of the Dantercepies Gondola

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At the top of the Dantercepies Gondola

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We are going to head out along a high level path from the Jimmy Hut

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Views this morning are superb

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Following path number 2

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This is what walking in the Dolomites is all about

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Looking back along our path

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We hope to come back and walk the path from here to Colfosco in 2018

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The gondola down to Colfosco

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Saxifrage spp

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Our path

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This path is a mixture of grassy slopes and woodland

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An orchid in the meadow

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Spectacular views

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We returned by the same path, and then down to the pass

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But found the path we wanted was closed at the pass, so climbed a ridge  back up under the danceripes  gondola

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Through flower covered grassy slopes

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And spotted an Adder

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The route down was more of a roadway

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And we follwed a little side trail that gave us a good view of Selva

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