Day 2 – Sentiero Calanca
Fabian Kuenzel went for a hike.
August 3, 2020
The second stage on the Sentiero Calanca leads from the Rifugio Pian Grand to the Rifugio Ganan. If you are in good shape, you can also walk all the way to Capanna Buffalora. But then you have to start early. Either way, you should get up for sunrise and enjoy the first rays of sunshine in front of the Rifugio Pian Grand.
After the first ascent of the day you will reach a beautiful viewpoint towards lake Trescolmen. The descent to the lake is rather steep but worth it, for the lake offers a great place to take a rest. However, if you are heading for Capanna Buffalora, don't waste too much time. You still have a long way to go. If your goal is the Rifugio Ganan then you might even have the time for a refreshing swim.
The way to the Rifugio Ganan is easy. Even if you started late you should be there before sunset. It is a great place to enjoy the last sunrays of the day. Like the Rifugio Pian Grand the Rifugio Ganan is a self-service hut with a fully equipped cooking area. The Rifugio is much smaller and only fits a maximum of seven people. Although we found that it's already cosy when there are only five people..
August 14, 2020