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Our 2009 European Trip, August 1st, Day 13  

We took a walk in the mountains today. We started outside of the town of Tulfes, took lifts up to the Zirbenweg trail. We followed the trail, overlooking the Valley of the Inn River till we arrived at Patscherkofel, where we took a lift back down.

External link: Zirbenweg trail: "Europe's highest hiking trail"

Pictures from the day are posted below. You can enlarge them by rolling over them (see also navigational note at left). Here are some pictures from August 1st:
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Cathy taking the chair lift up.
Photographed by Peter.  To top of page.  To bottom of page.  To home page.
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Spencer on the second lift which took us to the trail head.
Photographed by Cathy.  To top of page.  To bottom of page.  To home page.
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Peter checking for ants in a pine needle nest. David Attenborough demonstrated that the ants will spray formic acid when attacked in one of his documentaries. See Wiki page from Life in the Undergrowth, "5. 'Supersocieties'". Also, link for formic acid.
Photographed by Cathy.  To top of page.  To bottom of page.  To home page.
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A trail sign and a great view.
Photographed by Peter.  To top of page.  To bottom of page.  To home page.
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A cow and people.
Photographed by Peter.  To top of page.  To bottom of page.  To home page.
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Nice cow.
Photographed by Peter.  To top of page.  To bottom of page.  To home page.
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An organic water trough.
Photographed by Cathy.  To top of page.  To bottom of page.  To home page.
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Fungus?
Photographed by Cathy.  To top of page.  To bottom of page.  To home page.
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Peter and Spencer walking down the trail.
Photographed by Cathy.  To top of page.  To bottom of page.  To home page.
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Beautiful.
Photographed by Cathy.  To top of page.  To bottom of page.  To home page.
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Lunch! and our view at lunch time.
Photographed by Peter and Spencer.  To top of page.  To bottom of page.  To home page.
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Spencer .
Photographed by Peter.  To top of page.  To bottom of page.  To home page.
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Spencer and Peter.
Photographed by Cathy.  To top of page.  To bottom of page.  To home page.
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Nice view.
Photographed by Cathy.  To top of page.  To bottom of page.  To home page.
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Cathy walking. (Perhaps I got carried away with Photoshop on this one....)
Photographed by Peter.  To top of page.  To bottom of page.  To home page.
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Spencer and Peter at the end of the trail.
Photographed by Cathy.  To top of page.  To bottom of page.  To home page.
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In the crowded tram going back down.
Photographed by Spencer.  To top of page.  To bottom of page.  To home page.


 
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