Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Final day in the Dolomiti

On our final full day in the Dolomiti, we took the recommendation from our B&B host and took the hike up to Puez Hutte. They said it would take us about five hours to hike... well, 7.5 hours later we arrived back at our B&B! It was another fantastic day full of amazing views all around, and a little more of a challenge than Tre Cime. This hike was definitely more of an intermediate/advanced level hike. It was awesome! Again, the day is best described in pictures. Enjoy!

we took the Gondola to Jimmy Hutte

Jimmy hutte

nothing like a beer for breakfast!

about to start our hike

crouching Gotz!

you can see our trail on the left

more owls...

Pictures just don't do it justice!!

Puez Hutte where we had lunch- my favorite mountain
 was right behind it. The mountain looked like green
 and red rock- it was so cool!
a few friends we made on the trail
I'm free!!

what goes up, must come down!

again, more friends on the trail! they proceeded to play
 rugby with their fellow sheep... it was entertaining!

contemplating the way down... how much further do we need to go!?!?!
the boys captured some really cool night shots!!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Gotz comes to Italy #6: Tre Cime

The day after we arrived in the Dolomiti (Friday), we decided to go hiking up by Tre Cime (Three Peaks). This is a famous area in the Dolomiti that we thought would be best to see on Friday instead of the weekend. During the weekends it gets very busy with tourists, so we decided Friday was best. It took us about an hour and a half to drive there, plus time to stop for pictures. We arrived around 11:30 and hiked around the mountain. About five hours later we were finished with our hike. It was so amazing! And it was surprisingly easy considering we were deep into the mountains. We saw some little kids on the trails, as well as older people. It's definitely a beginner trail, so we veered off a little bit to take in the amazing scenery and get more of a challenge. The boys took lots of pictures, and of course I tried with my little point and shoot. I feel like a little kid when I take pictures with that camera vs. the boys with their big ones! It was an absolutely awesome day that can't be described in words. It can only be described in pictures. All the pictures were either from my little camera, or from the boys. So, see for yourself! Enjoy!

our B&B

Good morning! Baaa! (out in front of our B&B)

crouching Gotz!!

a stop on the way to Tre Cime

playing with one of the big cameras :)


the view from the parking lot at Tre Cime
and we're off on our hike!


can you see the rock climbers?

waiting for the tripod to get set up

we found some owls on the hike :)

we saw a lot of random bushes...
playing with the wide angle

the front view of Tre Cime
Josh taking pictures

the boys and their big cameras

the back view of Tre Cime (see the three peaks)