PLANETSKI.COM – Rain, Snow & Ice

"If there have been many bees in the summer, then there will be plenty of snow," a trekking guide from the Aosta Valley had told me earlier in the summer.

Perhaps I should have taken her more seriously.

There had been plenty of bees, and flies seeking warmth for that matter, buzzing around the Italian rifugios where I'd spent the last few days.

I was in this playground of pinnacles that are the Dolomites, to hike and trail run along part of the high-level walking route, Alta Via N.1.

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