Monday, November 14, 2011

Ci vediamo, Col Alto

One last ascent of Col Alto before the snows arrive. Sunny and cold out- a perfect day. I cruised down to Pedemonte (164m) and headed up. I was baking by the time I reached Pra de Plana (418m), so I stopped and stuffed my jacket in my pocket. Onward up the steep parts till I finally reached Rifugio Bornass (767m), then onward to Castaldia at 1090m. Here I deviated from the main road to traverse the narrow mountain lane to Col Alto (1368m). Beautiful up here in autumn- for some summer pictures of walking the dogs up here see The pups do Col Alto

After a moment enjoying the peace and quiet, I bundled up and shot down the hill. No cars to slow me down so the curves were quite fun. A quick ride to warm back up on the foothill road home. See you next April!

The bright band on the horizon is the Adriatic Sea
(taken from Castaldia, 1090m)

Looking east toward Slovenia

The 3 peaks above Piancavallo- Monte Tremol (2017m),
Cimon del Cavallo (2251m) and Cimon dei Friulani (2183m)  

Narrow mountain lane winding through karst stone and beech forest

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