Three: Fanes to Lagazuoi
After Passo di Limo, where we can see beyond the AV1 to peaks in the east, we pass through beautiful long alpine meadow, used for grazing cows and horses. With the contorted folds and layers of Sass de Bac to our right, we begin to climb the east side of the valley. As we approach the Col, look back one last time to the grassy field we are leaving for a special message!
Next comes the rock-hopping up to the dramatic Forcella del Lago. Have a snack at the col, as we need it for the rest of today's hike.
Pass the Lake and climb up the ski slope to the spectacular Rif Lagazuoi, our highest point on the Alta Via Uno. Check out the Galleria (Tunnel) Lagazuoi, a restored WWI tunnel built originally by Italian troops to attack the Austrians who held the Lagazuoi summit. Lights and gloves are needed! Back on the ridge, evidence of the war remains in the fortifications and even the old barbed wire. Also, enjoy the incredible view from the deck of the lodge! Cross your fingers for clear weather for the sunset! Lagazuoi also has one of the best bathroom views of any Rifugio!!