Category Archives: Reclaim Italy

Alta Via 2 Post Mortem

Right before New Year’s I pushed myself to finally organize and publish the images from the hike Antonella and I took through the Dolomiti mountains this August. I actually wrote 3 posts while in the clutches of the hike—one for … Continue reading

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Alta Via 2, Day 5: Happy Trails

Unlike the previous 4 posts in this series, there was never even a fragment of a post for the fifth day of our Alta Via hike. In fact, I’m composing this exactly 5 months after the final day of our … Continue reading

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Alta Via Day 4 Or, IWDRM Or, 666 the Trail of the Beast

It was hard to leave Rifugio Gardenacia [sic], as I mentioned in my last post, it ruled! But onward we must go, the forced march stops for no man or woman (and all those on the spectrum)! We were leaving … Continue reading

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Alta Via Day 3 Or, the High Plains Drifters

I wrote this post on August 7th, the evening following a magical third day of our hike through the Dolemites. You can read the post about day 1 here and day 2 here. I was able to write three posts … Continue reading

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Alta Via Day 2 Or, Break on Through to the Other Side

I wrote this post on August 6th, the evening following an epic second day of our hike through the Dolemites. You can read the post about day 1 here,  which was actually published in a timely fashion. I was able … Continue reading

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Alta Via Day 1 or, If You Really Loved Me You Would Bring Me Edelweiss

So, I’m blogging from my phone because for the first time in about 15 years I left my laptop at home. I’ll be in the mountains for the next 5 days hiking the Dolomites. An upside of not having a … Continue reading

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Carless in Trento

One of the things that we were reflecting on this morning was that we’ve been carless for the entirety of our almost two years in Trento. We used Antonella’s mom’s car on and off the first year, as we tried … Continue reading

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Take a hike, bava!

Selfie on the way up to the Bindesi For the last three or four months I’ve been trying to get with the Trento program, in other words learning to embrace the verticality of my environs. For the first year or … Continue reading

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A Hike a Day Keeps the Bava Away

All hail the noiseprofessor If you live in Trentino for long enough, eventually you will give in to the hiking culture. I found it is simply a matter of time. There are so many beautiful places to see here, and … Continue reading

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A Blue Saturday in Trento

Yesterday morning I went on a walk in downtown Trento with Antonella and Tess to do some shopping and pick up and overdue bicycle. The weather had been pretty brutal here the previous 5 days or so, so a pure blue … Continue reading

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