The Alta Via 2 south of Rifugio Rosetta, in Paneveggio-Pale di San Martino Nature Park, Dolomite Mountains, Italy.

‘The World’s Most Beautiful Trail:’ Trekking the Alta Via 2 in Italy’s Dolomites

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By Michael Lanza

We follow the zigzagging trail upward until it becomes lost beneath an unbroken snow cover. Then we follow the boot prints of the few trekkers who’ve ventured up here before us recently, a navigational strategy based on hope—the hope that unseen strangers knew where the path goes. A bit farther than I could hurl a stone to either side of us loom sheer walls of dark rock, rendered fuzzy by the fog, as if Vaseline coats our eyeballs. The cliffs rise hundreds of feet into the oblivion of a soupy, gray ceiling, the sky a dark bruise that looks almost close enough to touch.

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One Response to ‘The World’s Most Beautiful Trail:’ Trekking the Alta Via 2 in Italy’s Dolomites

  1. Shawn   |  July 13, 2015 at 5:58 am

    Nice read. The pictures appear a little distorted on my end.

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