Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Monte Rest

Again today I visited a favorite pass before the the snow arrives.  The approach through Val Meduna was quite shady and chilly.   At the the top of Lago di Redona the road begins ascending steeply giving me a chance to warm a little.   Finally above Tramonti di Sopra the saliscendi  ends and the climb starts for real.  Beautiful tornanti, streams, trees, rocky cliffs make this climb very special.  Saw a couple of deer and a hiker, otherwise deserted.  

On the descent I froze again and never really thawed.  Instead of feeling dopey from the hypothermia today I felt exceedingly calm.  Quite pleasant actually.  A wonderful ride.

Near the pass 

Close up of a pinnacle on the cliff face

Good workout

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