Here’s “The Shot” I spoke about from the magical sunset we witnessed during our trek through the Rosengarten in the Dolomites in Italy back in August. It was such a sublime moment – truly one the most memorable and spectacular events I’ve witnessed in nature. If this photo conveys just a fraction of the true life experience, then I’m happy with it!
By the way, I’ve updated the original Rosengarten trip report, including this and other new photos. Check it out.
6 thoughts on “The Vajolet Towers”
Magic. Rarely see a photo as good.
This is just absolutely stunning Jack! What are the rules over there regarding camping? Do you have to camp in designated areas or can you just setup wherever?
Thanks Jeremy! I’m not exactly sure about the camping rules there. As with much of the Alps, I think camping is discouraged if not forbidden. In this particular range – the Rosengarten – there really would be very few options for campsites anyways, since any flat ground would either be next to a hut or a crowded trail. There are quieter, flatter areas in this range, but not next to these towers.
In some parts of the Alps you are allowed to camp but you’re supposed to only pitch your tent after sunset and take it down by sunrise. Some or many of the huts allow you to camp next to the hut, and you can eat there if you want. But again I don’t really know the rules and they probably vary from area to area.
Personally, unless I’m there for a really long time, or unless it’s off season, I enjoy the novelty of staying in the huts and not having to haul around the camping gear! It does get expensive, though.
Thanks for the info, was curious as to how all that was managed over there.