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Autumn Backpacking in the Dolomites

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Impressions from a six day backpacking trip into the Sextner Dolomites in South Tyrol.

Into the Fanes-Sennes-Prags Nature Park

Weather. It can change - in a matter of minutes. Thus experienced on my last backpacking trip into the Tre Cime and Fanes-Sennes-Prags Nature Parks. What should have been a warm autumn hike in a great surrounding turned out to be an early winter/ autumn hike in an even prettier surrounding, just a tad colder as expected. Good thing we had enough warm clothes with us, some fine Whiskey from Scotland and plenty of good mood. This is just a teaser, a detailed trip report should follow in the next three weeks or so. Here’s a few photos to make you curious for the full article =)

Things start out sunny

Then turn to cloudy

Until you stand in the clouds at the summit

Day one went from sunny and warm to white-out. Good thing we found an open winter room!

Descent through snowy switchbacks

Along the river to the valley

Day two was snow, snow, going down and rain.

La Sportiva TX2

On the third day we again had rain, snow and then some spectacular sunshine on the way up through an enchanted forest. Sublime.

Camp on the fourth morning

Hello there cloudy sky!

On the fourth day we visited the gorgeous Rossalm where I had some tasty Kaiserschmarrn before setting off into the cold hail & snow again.


Dinner was always something to look forward too, and that Curry Chicken from Real Turmat was so good, we could have eaten two (or three)!

Where does the trail lead?

And as most trips, also this adventure needed to end some day.

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