August 5, 2018

Dolomites 2018 #6 - Monte Piana, Lago di Braies, Lago di Misurina

The streak of high pressure, sunshine days finally came to an end. We were spending our last 3 mountain nights of the trip in Misurina, so we were just hoping for at least one day with clear skies at Tre Cime.

With rain in the forecast for Friday afternoon we decided to hike up to Monte Piana instead doing a ferrata route that would leave us more exposed to the elements. This ended up being a very cool hike - the top of the mountain was a key front during WW1 and is essentially an open-air war museum. We explored for a while and then made our way down as thunder and lightning got a little too close for comfort.

Rain was in the forecast again on Saturday, and we realized that Lago di Braies was very close to Misurina, so we decided to finally take an easy day and go there for the morning. Another stunning lake with a color that is hard to describe.

Lago di Misurina was a good base for the end of the trip. After our "easy" recovery days, we were re-charged for two more days in the mountains.

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