I stopped by the raptor recovery center, where injured birds are nursed back to health. The views from up here were spectacular in every direction. Cruised back down to the main road along Torrente Alba. I tried one more little road, which after a nice climb ended in a dead end.
Back down the main road to the bridge under SP251, to the chasm where the Alba, Molassa, and Cellina rapids join in a jumble of water-carved rock. Here I took the back road over Dint, a hill the highway tunnels under. At Lake Barcis, I rode through town, then turned up toward Roppe. On the steepest bit (maybe 18%?) I encountered another large dog, this time a very fluffy Teruvian. His owner scolded him and he aborted the attack on my leg with inches to spare. Good boy!
I was hoping to get some photos of the lake from above but there are so many trees at this level it wasn't possible. I'll come back and hike up a bit higher above the tree-zone to get some pics.
|Monte Raut 2025m|
|Monte Castello 1923m|
|Monte Corta 1760m|
|Peaks along west escarpment of Val Cellina|
|Raptor recovery center above Andreis|
|Ice fall at chasm of Torrente Alba|
|Grade of the ride|
|Route above Andreis|
|Route above Barcis|