Day 80: 31 August, Capanna Scaradra to Capanna Scaletta

The morning was sunny but cold and the morning view was even more beautiful than the evening before.

Morning view from Capanna Scaradra

Morning view from Capanna Scaradra

We had a slow start, ate some breakfast and cleaned up the place. Before leaving we registered in a book  and payed for our stay  in the hut. We also had to pay for the gas and wood we used. It is pretty amazing that it works with this self-pay system. Off course I think that some misuse this but I want to believe that most people don’t, as they are interested in the existence of this kind of places to proceed. In Ticino there is quite many of unstaffed places.

Morning view from Capanna Scaradra

Morning view from Capanna Scaradra

Capanna  Scaradra

Capanna Scaradra

We were ready to leave around ten. We had to walk down the valley again, back down to the lake. By the lake we continued up to Cap. Motterascio. The path was pleasant with green slopes with nice waterfalls.

Waterfall

We had a break at the refuge, refilling our water bottles and looking at the view. The refuge has cows and you can buy some fresh-milked milk and home made yogurt. 

Claudia and I at the Capanna Motterascio

Claudia and I at the Capanna Motterascio

 

We left the refuge and entered the area of Greina. A very beautiful area and one of Claudias favourite places to visit, so we decided to take a slow walk through it.

Claudia walking in Greina

Claudia walking in Greina

Greina is a very nice green high plateau with black and white stones which makes it to a very special place.

Claudia also told me that there were two rivers beginning here one running north (Rhine) and one to the south. I realized that this was good ending point for my hike, like being in the middle of the alps.

 

Greina with som autumn colors

Greina with som autumn colors

You could see by the colours of the vegetation that the autumn was all ready on its way. All most one month earlier than normal.

We reached the refuge Capanna Scaletta in the early afternoon. This was a place Claudia have been visiting many times but since last time she could tell there had been some renorvations and also the former welcoming atmospair was gone. Maybe this was temporary and it was only because the place was full booked with two big groups.

We was still lucky as we got offered a room for our self’s in the attic. We had to climb a lather to get up there but otherwise the room was really nice.

Before dinner we played some memory with pictures from hiking in Ticino and on refuges. Two nice girls made us company during dinner. One of them happened to live in the same village as Claudia. It was a nice evening except that one of the groups obviously wasn’t so use to refuge behaviours and was a bit to loud, singing even in the dormitory. Ones again, we where very happy about our little nest, up under the roof.

 

Last images from the nice afternoon in Greina

Last images from the nice afternoon in Greina

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