Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018

Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018
Showing posts with label Stelvio National Park. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Stelvio National Park. Show all posts

Sunday, 9 January 2011

A Glacial Lake above Solda – Stelvio National Park

This unnamed lake was very tranquil

On 9 July 2010 Sue and I drove round to Solda (Sulden) and walked up to Rifugio Serristori (aka Dusseldofe Hutte) at 2724 metres.

From there we continued to this small unnamed lake at 2886 metres.  A calm, relaxing spot with a magnificent mountain outlook.

We commend anyone to pay a visit to the Stelvio National Park.

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Trafoi (Stelvio National Park) – 8 July 2010

The church in Trafoi

We enjoyed this view every time we strolled into the village of Trafoi from the camp site, which is just visible above the church roof.

The hanging glacier is the one which dominates the camp site - shown in yesterday’s image.

The church provided a roost for hundreds of screeching swifts, which gathered each night much as starlings do at this time of year in the UK.

Friday, 7 January 2011

Sunset from Trafoi – 8 July 2010

Sunset, from the camp site at Trafoi

Remember the heatwave of last July?  We escaped from the intense heat around Lake Garda, to spend a lovely few days above 1500 metres at the camp site at Trafoi, in the Stelvio National Park. 

The glaciers lit by the lovely sunsets, were visibly, and audibly, melting during our stay, which was punctuated by the crash of distant avalanches.