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Jan 31, 2014, Friday
Scary Trails    Hiking Dolomites Italy
Jan 31, 2014, Friday
Jan 3, 2018, Wednesday
Jan 3, 2018, Wednesday

Scary Trails

January 31, 2014   Friday
Hiking   Dolomites   Italy

While I've hiked the Italian Dolomites, Peru's Wayna Picchu, and Yosemite's Half Dome, I was able to skirt the really scary sections, some of which are described in the Guardian today. 

Hiking in the Dolomites      
Dolomite's trails map

Happy birthday J.R.R. Tolkien

January 3, 2018   Wednesday
Dolomites   Books   12-24

J.R.R. Tolkien was born 126 years ago today. His blockbuster trilogy Lord of the Rings  introduced the teenage me, who was growing up in Texas suburbia, to the escapism of a well-told story.

I'm showing this photo because it's set in the Italian Alps, called the Dolomites, which is about the closest I've been to a place resembling middle earth. The hiker is Paul. We'd spent the previous night at Rifugio Tissi --- a spectacular place that --- and here we were heading for our last stop, Sebastiano.

Imagining Middle Earth