TIMES COLONIST – On top of the world in Italy. A trek through the Dolomites isn't complete without a stop at a rifugio

It was Day 4 of my hike in this eastern range of the Alps, renowned for soaring spires and jagged saw-blade peaks, sculpted by glaciers and erosion. The Dolomites were declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2009.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE