Mountains! At last!

I must admit that since my Irish adventure started I have been somewhat in withdrawal… I need the mountains to function properly and Irish mountains, while very nice, are not enough…

So yesterday I joined a group to go on Monte Cimone on our mountains in Italy (God bless holidays!). It should have been a walk on snowshoes due to the altitude and, you know… winter…

But, it turns out there is almost no snow on our mountains these days, so we decided to go without snowshoes. That was a good call.

Once I got out of the fog bank on the plains (horrible…), there wasn’t a siongle cloud in the sky. On the mountains there was almost no snow, and it was incredibly warm for December…

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View from Monte Cimone to the south

One of the first thoughts that came to mind was a solemn curse because I forgot my polarizer… No, none of these photo has been taken with a polarizer… And no, I haven’t bumped up the saturation in any of them…

This is what the sky really looked like 😯 …

So anyway, we climbed from Fiumalbo up above the tree line, where we had a pleasant hike in the sun.

We even enjoyed a meal in the sun and a few minutes rest before making our way down.

I really needed this!

And tomorrow we go up again!

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