When spending a few hiking days in the Dolomites, watching a sunrise is one of the ‘must do things’.
In our case, we woke up at 4am. Because the public busses are not running that early, as a group we did car pooling and drove up to the nearby Karerpass (Passo di Costalunga, 1745 m) in the Dolomite mountains.
From there we hiked on trail 517 which goes up to the Latemarscharte:
While getting up, the sun started coming up.
After about 45 minutes and 350 m higher we reached an alpine meadow, just above the treeline. From there we had a beautiful view to the Rosengarten and Rotwand on the left and the Marmolada (the highest mountain in the Dolomites) in the middle where the sun was rising up:
Drinking hot and black coffee, eating cake, and waiting for the things to come. I know it is really difficult to show the beauty of a sunrise with pictures. Nevertheless, I hope you get the idea:
It has been really interesting to see the different beams. And there was an interesting phenomena: the sun reached the Latemarscharte behind us, and was pulling the cold air down which created a down air flow. Really interesting.
While hiking back to the Passo di Costalunga, the sun was illuminating all the mountains around us. Below a view back to the Latemarscharte from where we observed the sunrise:
From the summit, it was a 20 minute drive back to the Val de Tires where we came from. At that minute, yet another sunrise to enjoy: this time through the Torri del Vajolet:
I call this a double sunrise ;-).
Happy Sunrising 🙂