Jeseniky Traverse Day 4, Serak to Ramzova

10/3/2013 It’s around 6:00 a.m. when I wake up into the colors of a beautiful sunrise. The sky is clear, there is no trace of the yesterday overcast. View from our room down… Continue reading

Jeseniky Traverse Day 3, Cervenohorske Sedlo to Serak Mountain

10/2/2013 Well rested we come down for breakfast which is included in the price of our room. The food is coming and coming. Variety of bread and toppings – cheese, jam, Nutella, butter… Continue reading

Jeseniky Traverse Day 2, Ovcarna to Cervenohorske Sedlo

10/1/2013 9:30 is not the earliest start but we only have 15 kilometers ahead of us, many of them downhill. Our day starts on paved road leading all the way to the top… Continue reading

Jeseniky Traverse Day 1, Sobotin to Ovcarna

9/30/2013 Jeseníky, mountain range in the uppermost part of Northern Moravia, home of the highest peaks of the region. It is also known for its kosodřevina (Mountain Pine), several areas of rašeliniště (peat… Continue reading

Alta Via Day 7, Refugio Passo Valles to Refugio Rosetta Pedrotti

9/3/2013 With another long day in our itinerary, we start breakfast at the earliest possible time, 7:00 a.m. There is nobody else in the dining room, and for a moment I envy those… Continue reading

Alta Via 2 Day 6, Hotel Garni Roberta to Refugio Passo Valles

9/2/2013 After a fulfilling breakfast we spend the first part of Labor Day laboring up a long hill. The sun is out, it seems that weather-wise it is going to be the best… Continue reading

Alta Via 2 Day 5, Refugio Capanna Passa to Hotel Garni Roberta

8/31/2013 With another taxing day ahead of us we are on move at 8:12 a.m. descending from Refugio Capanna Passa atop Piz Boe via “the easier” route which involves three cable protected sections.… Continue reading

Alta Via 2 Day 4, Refugio Puez to Refugio Capanna Passa

8/30/2013 The breakfast at Refugio Puez is so far the poorest on our trek. Considering the popularity of the hut we expect little bit more than couple pieces of bread, jam, butter and… Continue reading

Alta Via 2 Day 3 – Refugio Genova to Refugio Puez

8/29/2013 The sky hold hints of sunrise color, a thin line of purple on the horizon. Excited for a day with views we eat breakfast consisting of bread, butter, jam, cheese, few pieces… Continue reading

Alta Via 2 Day 2 – Refugio Plose to Refugio Genova

8/28/2013 We rise early to catch the sunrise but sunrise is not going to happen. The Rifugio is completely engulfed in clouds, we can hardly see as far as the railing on the… Continue reading