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May 30, 2012 - Alpine Association Helps Plan Hike

There may not be an alpine specialist in the tourist information booth, but there is the headquarters for the South Tyrolean Alpine Club! They let me spend about two hours there playing with my new Tobacco brand maps. They were glad I had the Tobacco brand. Then they spent about an hour looking up phone numbers for the huts, and inputing the route on their computer system. You can use their computer system from the comfort of your own home too. www.alpenverein.it If you go there in person don't be surprised if you ask nice people to take...

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May 29, 2012 - Information Booth Says Huts Are Closed

But I don't believe them. I think that it is another 50 Speciale situation. I made it to Bolzano today, even after my train was delayed for two hours while they inspected the railroad bridge over the Po River after this morning's 5.9 earthquake near Bologna. I got in at 6 pm and all the shops close down at 7, so I had to scramble to go to the tourist information booth and then find the book store. At least they recommended a good book store, and I bought the only 5 books they had on huts and trails in English. There are a ton of books in...

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May 19, 2012 - The Plan

My Plan is to go by train to Bolzano, Italy and finalize a two week hiking trip in the Dolomites. There supposedly is an alpine hiking specialist at the tourist information booth in Bolzano that can help me finish planning my route. If there isn't then perhaps there will be some sports shops there that can do the same. I also need to buy maps there and anything I forget to pack. I'll list everything in my backpack on this blog just before I actually start out on the trail. My tentative plan is to leave my suitcase in Bolzano and join the...

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Sep 9, 2009 - The Dolomites

First - sorry it's been several days since we last posted anything. We arrived in the samll town of Compatsch (NE of Bolzano), up in the Italian Alps. While the place and setting were spectacular (more on that later) it wsa alos very isolated - som uch so, that there was no public internet access. However, we got close to sending an update yesterday: we took a trip down the cable car and up the road to the town of Castlerotto where we found an internet site. However, we forgot that, in Italy, you need to show your passport to access the...

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Trip Journal

Italy 2009

Oct 18, 2008 - Bolzano to Zia's

Bolzano to Zia's We made it to October break. We have a week off and are driving to Italy. We are going to stay with Zia Lina in Crespinaga. We havent booked any accomodation but are going to stay in Bolzano tonight and see Otzi the ice man tomorrow. The trip did not start too well - I could not find my wallet, we even went to school to look (it was shut) so we had to go to the bank. Eventually we got going (minus wallet), but 40 minutes down the road there was some hold up on the autobahn. All the cars had stopped and we were stuck for...

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Oct 13, 2007 - The Dolomites

Before coming to Vienna, the last few days were spent in the Dolomites in the north of Italy, some of the most spectacular, photogenic scenery I have ever seen. But I will not be posting those photos. More on that later. From Cinque Terre Zach, April, Mary Ruth and myself took a train up to Vicenza, Italy to see Zach's friend Derek Jones, who served with Zach for 12 months in Iraq. Zach and Derek were both snipers in the 172nd Stryker Brigade, based out of Fairbanks, Alaska. Derek has now been assigned to Italy with his wife and 2 kids, and...

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