MONTE GRONA – THE MENAGGIO REFUGIO

DSCN1837My mountain could not be more perfect today and I am ready to complete the hike up to the Menaggio Refugio (www.rifugiomenaggio.eu).

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IMGP0280Trail signs and markers are scattered all up and down the mountain along many varied routes and one can even drive within a short distance. Making the journey up Monte Grona to the Menaggio Rifugio is one of the most popular hikes around the lake for nature lovers of all ages.

IMGP2332Here are a couple of suggestions from the locals. Even though the mountain, (home of Chiarella water) has constantly flowing water, be prepared it can get very hot and humid. Trails are marked but remember erosion does occur so be aware of where you are putting your feet. The mountain has wild boar and you can smell their paths – you may not see any, but I have often heard them, so simply pay attention – but I wouldn’t expect them to do you any harm. And lastly – don’t touch the mushrooms. Let’s get going!

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DSCN1815Finally out of the woods, the view takes my breath away.

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DSCN1816But where is the rifugio? . . . . . I think I see it.

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DSCN1823I see that I am almost there.

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DSCN1842OMG! I made it and it is beyond my imagination. Stunningly gorgeous the mountain has a tremendous positive energy and it is easy to feel in complete harmony.

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DSCN1835The rifugio website has the expected local information, room photos, menus, hours & mountain details.

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DSCN1841I feel like I could stay here forever and just breathe. I take a final shot and head back down, this time taking a few different trails.

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DSCN1868And finally back to Breglia. What a fantastic day! I hope you enjoyed it too!

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~ by mylakecomo on September 27, 2015.

One Response to “MONTE GRONA – THE MENAGGIO REFUGIO”

  1. beautiful!! Thank you!

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