As you guys know, my buddy Brian and I did some awesome backpacking this weekend, camping at the base of Corno Grande, the mountain that holds the southernmost glacier in Europe. We climbed to the summit the following day. The night before however, we were treated to an unobstructed view of the Gran Sasso Mountain Range at sunset from our campsite.
After driving the three and a half hours from Naples, following a short work day last Friday, we arrived at the “base camp” for all of the hiking trails in the area. There was a small ski resort, an outdoor BBQ tent, information center (where we purchased our Topo Maps of the area), coffee shop, observatory, historical ruins, and a four star hotel. Some espresso’s and a quick bite and we were off. After hiking for about an hour we arrived at our campsite (we were fortunate enough to find a pretty sheltered location on the side of the hill with a million dollar view), set up our tents and started shooting.
Stay tuned for a full, informative writeup in the flavor of my popular Cinque Terre guide from last year later this week. Thanks for visiting and to all of those people who continue to comment and contribute! I really do appreciate it! Here is the view from our tent site, the first shot was taken at about 35mm and the second shot was taken at about 14mm, then cropped to a Panorama. Please let me know what you think!
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