The Dolomites 2012: Day 2

Rifugio Polse – Rifugio Genova (2297m)

Outside the rifugio there was a horde of animals, cows, horses and sheep that made a lot of noise. We enjoyed them and it took a while passing them.

Heiða chased by a cow outside Rif. Polse

Heiða chased by a cow

We started by walking down through a forest, it was easy and comfortable walk. We met a guy from Germany Johannes on the way and he joined us. We stopped in a ravine for lunch but it was a short stop since it started to rain.


Heiða climbing between Rifugio Polse - Rifugio Genova

Heiða climbing

We walked upwards, in the beginning it rained really hard but after a while it fed. It was a beautiful forest with trees with big roots, the landscape reminded us of Lord of the Rings.

At the top we sat down on a bench before we started to walk down to Rif Genova. We arrived at 3 o’clock.


Rifugio Genova, Val Gardena

Rifugio Genova

People were sitting outside eating and chatting.


The porch og Rif. Genova, Val Gardena

The porch og Rif. Genova

We got our beds in a big room in a basement, we didn’t really like the room but there were no opportunities the rifugio was fully booked.

We had dinner with some people and we ended the night by playing cards with Judith and Roger from Wales and Johannes .