Monday, August 19, 2013

Passo Monte Rest X2

Passo Monte Rest is an old favorite climb, but today I added a twist- instead of turning around at the top after climbing from the South, I continued down the other side to near Ampezzo.  Then I turned back and climbed the North side.  I rode very early so it was nice and cool both ways and hardly anyone else was on the road.  There is a surprising little climb from the Tagliamento River up over a little pass before Peonis, which you also climb on the return.    

When I reached the main road SS52 below Ampezzo I  noticed for the first time that Torrente Lumiei from Lago di Sauris joins the Tagliamento here.  That would be another little extra to add to the exertion- a climb up Passo di Pura to Lago di Sauris- hard!

Falling water of Rio Grasio, north slope

Monte Tinsia (2126m) across the Tagliamento

View west up the Tagliamento valley toward Veneto

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