Thursday, September 22, 2016

Dolomites - Day 1: Getting Aclimatized

After a long but uneventful journey (via Boston, Rome & Venice) we arrived in Cortina, Italy at about 4pm local time and we went directly to our hotel. We had a good night's rest and then spent our first day exploring the town and stretching our legs. We hiked up grassy and wooded ski trails to Col Druscie which is the first stop on the cable car. In what was to become a pattern for the next fortnight we were pleased to find the summit was equipped with a small restaurant serving cold beer and snacks.  So far, so good. Tomorrow we would meet our guide and do our first scramble and via Ferrata.

Our pile of stuff for packing before we departed.

Our bags.

The Main Street in Cortina

Hiking in the woods

Trail marker on a rock

The cable car

Beer at the top

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