After Passo Sant'Osvaldo I descended to the turn off for the south shore, sharply to your left. It descends, crosses Torrente Tuara and then follows the shore line along forested slopes. There are a few tiny settlements where people grow hay and raise farm animals.
Eventually you cross Torrente Mesaz and head uphill along the lake. I missed my turnoff for the trail at first and continued around Lago del Vajont within 2 km of the junction with the main highway. Realizing my error I turned around and found trail CAI 905: a large flat-stone paved lane heading steeply upward. The stonework soon ended and it became a steep gravel road. Great workout. After a few km it ends where the foot trail descends to Rifugio Citta'. Good views from here of Mesaz gorge, Erto and surrounding peaks. Highly recommended.
|Warming up on road to Cimolais|
|Upper Vajont lake basin|
|View northwest of Erto and peaks|
|Beautiful gorge of Torrente Mesaz|
|Bridge over Torrente Mesaz|
|Middle Vajont lake (water backed up behind landslide)|
|View from end of trail, looking down Torrente Masaz,|
across remnant of lake basin toward Erto