The refuge Margaroli, where I stayed, was very friendly. The food was good and I met a few people hiking the same route.
The path starts along a lake where many spring flowers are in bloom. I never tire of their beauty.
Maybe the long flat stretch allowed me to warm up, but the climb was easier, and I felt I hit my stride.
At the “Scatta Minoia” pass I met a group sheltering in a big hut, “Bivacco Ettore”. I have not seen many shelters at the top of a pass. Painted bright red and white it must be easy to see in fog.
We all started the long descent together but quickly spread. Snow still covers a lot of the pass.
The trail goes the length of lake Devero before reaching Crampionlo. The village has been renovated, renewing the stone_roofed buildings.
Alpe Devero is the end of today’s walk. It is larger and more spread out, with many beautiful stone buildings.