Geological Trail Calaita – Cima D’Arzon
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Lago Calaita - Parco Naturale Paneveggio-Pale di San MartinoPhoto: ApT San Martino, APT San Martino di Castrozza, Primiero e Vanoi
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It is the SAT E347 trail that climbs along the stream until it reaches the Malga Doch aqueduct.
We are near the ‘Campigol del Fratòn’, where the Fratòn peat bog is, above which there is a clear section of glacial morphology.
Going up the glacial section, you proceed around an avalanche gully (the Boal de la Lasta Moia).
With a second short glacial section you reach the peat bog of the Busa de Mèz, where in addition to the peat bog there is a small lake. Here the arboreal vegetation ends due to altitude limits and you walk on open pasture, sometimes crossing peaty wetlands.
After passing the peat bog and Smandrizòt, you reach the crossroads of the trail that on the right leads, with a short digression of 15 minutes, to Lake Pisorno, and on the left, on the SAT E347 bis trail, reaches the watershed ridge between the Pisorno and Grugola valleys.
This is an exceptional panoramic point, with a great view over the Dolomitic Group of the Pale but also over the Vette Feltrine\Sass de Mur and the Dolomitic Group of the Catinaccio.
In the far east-south-east, you can see numerous peaks of Croatia and Slovenia.
From this point there are 628 visible peaks. The view is just as exceptional over the Grugola valley and the geological and geomorphological features there. From here, with a short uphill digression, you can reach, in 15 minutes, the meadow-y Cima Grugola, where you can enjoy a spectacular panorama even to the north, over the Lagorai mountain range and over the Austrian peaks.
From this point the trail crosses the slope toward south until it reaches Forcella Folga and the SAT E358 trail.
From Forcella Folga you turn downhill toward Grugola valley, still following the existing path.
The last part of the trail cuts through the Grugola forest road to get to the bridge over Rio Grugola and then, with a short stretch of forest road, reaches the sign at the biotope/peat bog of Campigolo del Rosso. A further short stretch of forest road leads to the starting point.
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