Unlike my previous visit I decided to try going along the rim trail to Pala Fontana (1637 meters). Great views along the ridgeline straight down to Giais where we live. Descending from Pala Fontana down to Forcella di Giais (1442 meters) was the trickest part because of the downhill steepness. I used my trekking poles almost like crutches to keep my knees from hurting. I was glad it worked.
After the forcella it's flatter and you can make up time. Beautiful hike on an unusually warm October day Can't wait to go snowshoeing up here in a few months.
|Monte Ressetum to northeast|
|Pala Fontana from the east|
|Stone circle livestock pastures at|
Casera Dietro Castelat
Note: the Garmin Oregon recorded 300 meters low today, so please ignore the altimetria figures.