2. Dolomites: Walking back to Canazei from the Col Rodella gondola 2017:06:25

The day started wet and misty, so we headed up the main valley alongside the river, but as the cloud started to clear we headed back to the Col Rodella gondola, and were rewarded with a sunny afternoon up in the mountains with excellent views.
We walked 5.7 miles in the valley, and then 6 miles from Col Rodella back down to Canazei.
View from the hotel balcony. Overnight storms still to clear

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Flowers on the edge of town beside the river

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A sage beside the river

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Campion?

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Scabious

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The river running full from the previous night's thunderstorms

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Starting to see the mountains as the cloud clears

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River running full

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wet meadows

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Field gentians in the meadow beside the river

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Harebells

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Walking down to the Col Rodella Gondola as the cloud starts to lift up in the mountains

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Col Rodella Gondola. We seem to have it all to ourselves!

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Top of the Col Rodella Gondola

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Top of the Col Rodella Gondola

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Top of the Col Rodella Gondola

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Top of the Col Rodella Gondola

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Top of the Col Rodella Gondola. A name check on the mountains in front of us

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Top of the Col Rodella Gondola. Sassolungo

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Top of the Col Rodella Gondola, Sassolungo

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The path across the opposite hillside heads to Passo Duron  a walk for another day

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gentians

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Alpine forgetmenot

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A white orchid

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Yellow Gentian  Lutea

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Our path down is in the middle of the picture above the ski  station

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Alpine primula spp

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The single person lift

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Carpets of yellow anemones

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The cloud has now cleared togive us splendid vies of Sasso Lungo

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dark red pyramidal orchid

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red pyramidal orchid

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Our path down from the mountain

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Now into the alpine hay meadows

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yellow monkshood. Beautiful but deadly.

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Farm chalet in a state of collapse

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Just the spot for a rest

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Wild lillies

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Wild lillies

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Back down into Canazei

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The day ends in sunshine back at the hotel

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