The 3 peaks of Lavaredo
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Good morning everyone, I’m Marco Cavicchi and today I have the pleasure to take you to the discovery of one of the most spectacular places of the Italian Dolomites, I’m sure some of you have already guessed.
I’m talking about the The 3 peaks of Lavaredo.
Luca and I will be the protagonists of this adventure, because we decided to spend a weekend on the 3 Cime di Lavaredo taking advantage of the absence of light pollution and the new moon to be able to photograph the Milky Way.
But let’s go with order, also because today I will tell you the first of the two days.
Arrived in Auronzo di Cadore, on the Belluno Dolomites, we continue going towards Cortina, until we reach the Misurina lake, from here we follow the signs for the Auronzo Refuge, which will be our starting point.
This stretch, we find that it is paid, € 30 round trip, but if you want you can get there by bus, which should cost about € 10.
Ok we are, at this point our adventure begins, in fact we finish preparing the backpacks and we leave on foot towards Rifugio Lavaredo, although unfortunately the weather was not helpful, it was raining and there was fog , which all in all gave a face to the truly fascinating landscape, all white, with some green foreshortening here and there, and the fog that mingled with the gravel path.
Along the way we meet a herd of grazing cows easily recognizable also by the noise of the bells tied to their neck, and a black donkey, beautiful and very sociable.
The Lavaredo shelter
In fact, as soon as I try to approach him, he leans his neck towards me as if he were looking for a caress, or more likely, something to eat.
So we arrive at the refuge Lavaredo, where we make a brief stop for a hot coffee and when we go out to get back on the road, finally the fog clears and only the wall of huge mountains remains to frame the valley.
For a few seconds there was the silence between me and Luca, we were enchanted by the landscape that surrounded us, until, anxious to see the 3 Cime di Lavaredo, we resume the journey.
After a few hundred meters we arrive exactly at the foot of a huge mountain, which after a few seconds, we understand to be the first of the 3 peaks of Lavaredo, you can not understand immediately, because following the path you get from the side, not realizing that they are at their feet, letting themselves be discovered little by little, continuing the journey.
From this position we can glimpse our destination of the day … The Locatelli refuge, but just enough time to fly “Frizzy” to make some shots and the clouds begin to dance with and through the three mountains, almost completely enveloping them, making us understand that we would have to resume the journey, in fact of just starting to drizzle again.
The Locatelli refuge
We just have to head towards the goal, and with a tear of about 30/40 minutes finally reach the shelter. By magic, turning, leaving behind the structure of Locatelli, we see in all their beauty the 3 peaks of Lavaredo, as seen in postcard, wrapped in clouds, as if they were created to be admired and leave anyone breathless, not there are words to define their majesty.
At this point we enter, and fingers crossed behind his back, we ask if there would be 2 beds to spend the night, the kind girl nods us smiling and gives us all the necessary information.
Now we can relax, and returning outside to admire the landscape by taking photographs and flying the drone, “Frizzy”, which makes us discover the valley adjacent to the shelter, which houses 2 beautiful lakes that reflected, alas, only the gray sky.
After filling our eyes, we realize that it was dinner time, then we come back and take a seat in the restaurant, eat dinner and go back to relax outside, this time with a beer and the equipment photo that should have allowed us to capture the milky way.
Oh yes … I speak to the conditional because unfortunately because of the clouds that filled the sky, we could not capture the beautiful image that we dreamed, but patience, after all it was enough to be there with a good beer. / p>
In the meantime I hope you can appreciate:
|VideoLog of this wonderful place||The video story of the first day|