startPalùs San Marco – Foresta di Somadida 1.134

arrivePalùs San Marco – Foresta di Somadida 1.134

MOUNTAINS: Marmarole

signpostN. 279, 280, 260

way13377 m

time10.30 h

drop1654 m


best periodEnd June – September

water-pointwater en route

accesso con cani al seguito - nodog friendly route: No

ferrata equipment required: No


Croda di Mezzogiorno 2614 m

punti-appoggioSTOP OFF POINTS: 

·  Bivacco Musatti 2.111 (solo dormire)

·  Bivacco Tiziano 2.246


Excellent route both in terms of the variety of terrain covered and the imposing rocky mountains around you. It winds its way through the heart of the wild Marmarole massif, the ‘solitude massif’. The starting point for this walk is centuries old Somadida forest (1148 m) a nature reserve managed by the state forest guard with spruce trees used by the Venetian Most Serene Republic as ship masts.

The footpath to Bivacco Musatti (2111 m) turns off the Somadida forest road to the left in the vicinity of the buildings which host a small flora and fauna museum and the Biblioteca nel Bosco library and then climbs steeply up the forested slopes which descend from Meduce de Fòra. Passing the Mescol rocks to the left the route climbs to this classic red corrugated metal building. Here it climbs the Meducce cirque towards its scree slope (often full of snow) and descends from Forcella Schiavina before continuing uphill to the col between Cima Schiavina and Taco del Todèsco (Mt. Croda di Mezzogiorno – 2614 m) before descending once more on grassy ledges on the far side.

At the Longa valley the path continues to Bivacco Tiziano on Col di Val Longa (2246 m) at the lower limit of Lastòni delle Marmarole. The route now descends rapidly in the Palùs San Marco direction first on a scree ridge and then steeply in conifer and beech forests.

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