Monday, September 26, 2016

Dolomites - Day 3: Via Ferrata Col dei Bos

After our first day on the trail we experienced some overnight rain, so for our second day we decided to tackle a newer and quite easily accessed via ferrata on the Col dei Bos.  We first drove to the Passo Falzarego and then hiked a short distance to the foot of the route.  On the way we passed the remains of a World War I military hospital and saw lots of evidence that this area was on the front lines of the battlefield.  


The via ferrata followed an obvious ridge line and ascended on very good holds,  It was rated as a 3B grade and it felt well within our capabilities.  Upon reaching the top of the via ferrata it was short hike to the summit and to some magnificent views of the higher peaks. 

From the summit we hiked down into a green valley with herds of sheep and numerous wild flowers, and then gradually back to the pass where we had parked,

That night we stayed at the nearby Rifugio Dibona.  We enjoyed fantastic views from the porch of the refugio and sampled home cooked pasta and desserts made on the premises.  Feeling pleasantly full we retired to bed early so we could be ready for a longer outing the next day.

No comments: