Updated with more photos, maps and more story: We were picked up then whisked up to Kreutzberg Pass in 30 minutes then took off hiking up hill. We actually spent the day outside of the Dolomites and closer to the border with Austria. The weather was rough for the first couple of hours with heavy rain paired with a thunderstorm. Once it passed by my spirits lifted, my attitude changed and I became a much nicer person! The first Hutte we arrived at had not opened yet for the season. It was noon so we carried on to higher ground for a munch. Today there would not be a lunch stop but instead two munch stops. The hike was intended to be a great big loop. We carried on to where eventually we encountered some snow which was fine but then even further on where the cirque was, there was more snow and too many steep slopes we would have to traverse. We were going to get to the next Nemes Alm Hutte some how. We backtracked, found another trail, followed it down only to see the bridge over the creek had been ripped away and was down stream in an unusable state. Our guide tested the creek, first crossing back and forth in sections, then picked where we would go for it, and we did. By now it was confirmed I liked his style and was comfortable in his company and with his decisions. We beelined it to the Hutte for a beer! How sweet it was! After another hour of hiking our ride picked us up and whisked us back home to our wine and five course dinner! Oh what a day!
This map I prepared gives more detail about our adventure.
You can see how close we were to Austria.
This is where our hike started.
The signage along the trail was great.
This is our munch stop.
my legs are framing the Hutte
We literally sat on top of a war bunker area for our munch stop. You can see remnants here.
after the creek crossing
view back in the direction where we were
How sweet it is!
It's all good!
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