I turned onto the dirt road up Val di Tasseit, which ends in a 200-meter-long 15% ramp. At the top (745m) is a little flat spot, and here begins the hiking trail up Monte Medol. First it crosses Rio Tasseit, then climbs steeply through shady beech forest to 1124 meters. Great views of the surrounding mountains up here, as well as some beautiful low flower bushes, which I thought might be rhododendron, but not sure. Descent was fast, but be careful because the path is steep and covered in dry beech leaves, quite slippery.
Descending with a suspension fork was great- I wish I had a lighter version of this for my road bike. The cold tunnels south of Barcis had fog in them from the condensing humid air- it felt like light rain when going fast.
|Rhododendron (?) with fat bumblebee|
|Bee visiting a different bunch|
|Crep Nudo 2200 meters and cloudy|
|Monte Teverone 2328 meters|
|Another shot of Teverone|
|Torrente Prescudin with another gravel road to explore|
|Monte Venal 2212 meters|
|Not much to look at but Monte Medol offers great views from the top|
|Rugged eroded smaller peaks along Val di Tasseit|
|Monte Messer 2230 meters in right background|
|Monte Santander 2184 meters|