Sunday, November 27, 2016

Dolomites Part 2

"Where’s the trail to Cold Mountain?
Cold Mountain? There’s no clear way.
Ice, in summer, is still frozen.
Bright sun shines through thick fog.
You won’t get there following me.
Your heart and mine are not the same.
If your heart was like mine,
You’d have made it, and be there!"

from Words from Cold Mountain
by Han-shan

The Dolomites seem much more developed
than the Rockies with electric power
extending high into the mountains. We asked
our driver who has taken tourists into the
mountains for 7 years, what animals he
had seen, he had only seen deer twice again
a real contrast to the amount of wildlife we would
we would normally see in the Rockies.

These paved paths extend around the entire 
mountain a walk of 2 or 3 hours.

In the photo below you can see two transmission towers 
bringing power right up the mountain.

“Mountains, according to the angle of view, the season, 
the time of day, the beholder's frame of mind, or any one 
thing, can effectively change their appearance. Thus, it is 
essential to recognize that we can never know more than 
one side, one small aspect of a mountain.”

from A Wild Sheep Chase
by Haruki Murakami

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