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On hike #2 - Col Raiser Station

sunny 33 °C
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One of the most beautiful hikes in the Dolomites, that promises to answer the important questions of life, was our challenge today. Peter once again planned our next hike, with detailed directions to places that are extremely special in the history of the area. We were to not think about anything, let everything go and let our emotions asks the questions. The answers will come and then go. Peter tells us the Italians cry and the Germans get very solemn. We felt serene and at peace, I guess you could say.

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To say this hike was a challenge is an understatement. Did we almost turn around and go back down? Yes. By the time we had finished, we had hiked 13 km with an elevation change of over 400m. My Fitbit calculated 189 flights of stairs to give you an idea. Climbing up very steep paths and more gentle accents brought us to the base of these incredible mountains. This is the closest we've ever been to a mountain peak without using a cable car. There are huts sprinkled along the way that you can stop for refreshments and often food too. The signposts, along with your map, keep you on the right path. Looking back from where we've come made us feel very proud of our accomplishment today. It was tough but we did it! Desk jockey Dave was pretty pumped and so he should be!

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Any photo with a cow or a dog is my favourite!

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Posted by beachbuddies 13:15 Archived in Italy

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I think the 5 k bike ride and ocean sounded better.....just sayin!
Congratulations! You are amazing!

by Shery

Awesome mountains--Can't believed you climbed them! Mom

by Irene dmitri

I agree Sheryl! Rovinj was very relaxing and the hiking was a totally different experience. I do like to float!

by beachbuddies

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