Hiking is canceled today, the trail is covered in snow and so are all the trail markers…dangerous at best. So, trail to hotel day…we took the tram down to a town, bussed to Cortina and checked into a hotel. This is a lovely town and strolling around has been great. Will head back to the AV1 tomorrow!
This rifugio is at 9,200 feet – the highest point on the Alta Via 1 or AV1. We hiked over 12 miles today and were glad to be here. The views are spectacular! Hot showers, dinner and views from every window. And yes, that round building is a suana! It started snowing in the evening and we woke up the next morning to 8 inches of snow…new plans in the making!
We all arrived: Nana and Bill from Oregon, Mike from Arizona and Janet and I from California – rendezvous plans worked perfect. Chilling from jet lag with wine, beer, brats, the Rathaus-Glockenspiel and the weed bus at the Marienplatz in Munich…the people watching is the best!