This hike has been done on 9th June 2019, based on the directions of Outdoor Active.
We moved to South Tyrol for a weekend of hiking in early June, taking advantage of one of the numerous Bavarian bank holidays.
The weather on Sunday was nice and warm, so we decided to hike to Lake Sorapis, near Cortina d’Ampezzo, and to continue towards the Forcella Marcuoira, have a blick over the Drei Zinnen/Tre Cime di Lavaredo and go back home.
The trail starts from Passo Tre Croci, where we parked our car. The first part till the lake is a very popular hike and it is quite easy, therefore it can be very crowded during weekends. Anyway, it still offers amazing views over the Dolomites and it is totally worth.
The hike begins in a forest way, where you pass across a couple of WW2 bunkers. Left the forest behind you, the trail goes more rocky and funny. In some parts, there was still snow around but nothing really to worry about.
Nevertheless, after about one and a half hour we reached the magnificent Lake Sorapis, where we stopped for a break and to take some rewarding pictures.
To continue the hike, we had to go back on our steps, till reaching the junction for the Forcella. Here the trail becomes more challenging and we required also the use of our hands to climb some rocks.
After another hour we reached the Forcella at 2400m, from where we had astonishing views of the underneath valley, with the Lake Misurina and the Tre Cime of Laveredo. Unfortunately, we could not complete our planned loop, since the snow at the Forcella was still too much. We decided, therefore, to walk back to our car retracing our steps.
Even if this year had a particularly cold spring, I would suggest doing the loop a bit later, i.e. July or August, when the snow should be completed melted.
In any case, it was another beautiful hiking day.
See you soon!
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