Dolomites

Dolomites is located in northeastern Italy. For many skiers, hikers, and climbers, it is the most beautiful mountains on earth.

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The dominant rock type has made the Dolomite different from the rest of the Alps. The rock forms vertical walls of white, gray, and pink that rise from green valleys and meadows…

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A couple of years ago, we visited Dolomites. We stayed in different villages and did some serious hiking for four days. The dramatic scenery will stay with me forever long….

Notes:

  • These sedimentary rocks were formed in warm tropical seas 250 million years ago, the marine and other animals, were buried, hardened, and later scooped upward along with the rest of the Alps by the tectonic-plate action of Africa slowly moved into Europe. Today, marine fossils are found atop the region’s highest peaks.
  • During WWI, many paths were cut into the range for military use. One of the famous wartime trails is the “Road of Tunnels”, which passes through 52 tunnels.

 

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