The team is ready for the new adventure. We were 11, but then a dog joined us: we are 12 now!
Federico and me.
I was thinking he was carrying some wood for the fire, but not: he's got a digeridoo :-)
Climbing up: with wine, spumante, panettone and other delicious foods, our backpacks are as heavy as they would be in a 10 days trekking!
Above the clouds the sky is blue!
...just to give you an idea of the backpacks.
Corrado and Francesca above the clouds.
Under the sun, finally!
Alessandra, me (hidden behind the backpack, actually) and Flaminia
Flaminia enjoying the sunshine :-)
In the forest again.
Alfonso is dying, overwhelmed by his backpack!
Lorenzo: he got the original idea of this New Year's on the mountains. Then we planned it together.
Out of the wood: the shepherd's building, our target, is not much faraway.
The dog is our vanguard.
Muro Lungo above us.
The shepherd hut!
Claudia and her super-hero suit! ;-)
It's just 3 pm. We leave all the backpacks at the hut and continue our walk further.
Lorenzo and... the dog. He's part of the team now!
On the walk.
Sunset is coming, we climb down to the hut.
Federica, Flaminia and the moon rising
The dusk: we use the last light to collect some wood for the fire.
Breaking wood for the fire.
The shepherd's hut under the moonshine.
That's the inside: a single room and a hearth.
Francesca enjoying the fire. It seams that we didn't manage to chop the wood as short as we wanted.... :-)
The dog is looking for warm hugs.
Everybody chatting at the fire place.
We then had a marvellous dinner and a party, with music too (I told that we carried a lot of stuff, didn't I?).
We forgot to take pictures.
Happy New Year's Eve!
Claudia's picture :-)
Conillo is the first one who wakes up and tells us that a storm is coming :-(
We had planned a nice walk for today, but all the mountains around us were disappearing in the clouds: we decided to leave (and it was a good idea, as it would be snowing and raining for the whole day on).
See you at the next adventure!!