TREK TO THE FORT

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  1. MaxPax

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    Last fall I did an easy hike all the way to Fort "CIMA ORA".

    You can find it on Google Maps over Idro Lake, at:
    (45° 47" 50,21" N - 10° 28" 07,82" E ).

    The Fort was part of the Border Fortifications between Italy and Austria up to WW1.


    The first Barrack, slightly distant from the Fort itself.

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    Me, aka "The Bear", scouting the environs.

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    The second Barrack.

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    View of the Fort from the back, the side hidden from the "ENEMY", view.

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    Trenches.

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    Fortifications within the Fort's perimeter.

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    Entry to the ordinance room, which is linked to the Fort with tunnels in the mountain.

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    Finally, the Fort!
    Note "the Bear", with a small rucksack to carry a light lunch, inside i had a bottle of water, drinks, salame, cheese and bread, just a light snack. I also brought the alcohol stove to make coffee.

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    These holes mark the sites of the Guns.

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    Viw on the valley of the Chiese river and Idro lake, at the time, "enemy" territory

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    Old NATO and USA radar post, on mount Maniva. From there, we descended towards my valley, the "Val Trompia".

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    This is the road that leads to the old NATO radar post.

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    Radar dishes

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    Ciao and thank you very much for watching.
     
  2. OutdoorEnvy

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    That's a neat trip. I always enjoy seeing old structures like that. It makes me wonder what it was like when it was busy with people. Nice pics. Thanks
     
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    Now that's my kind of hike right there.
     
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    That is really cool looks like a fun hike and an all around good day you should try an over night trip there.
     
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    That is fascinating . It seems I remember reading of a number of engagements in WWI between Italian and Austrian ski troops . Does this ring a bell with you . I always thought winter warfare would be the most grueling of all although you can end up just as dead in the summer , you just die with all your fingers and toes intact .
     
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    Looks like a great outing, thanks for sharing the pictures.
     
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    The view of the valley is absolutely beautiful. Looks like you had a great time. Lots of history in that place! Thanks.
     
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    History and nature. Sounds like a perfect day to me. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Looks like a fun hike. Thanks for posting.

    ~JohnP
     
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    I'm only seeing some of the pictures, but it sounds like a great outing! Thanks for sharing!
     
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    That looks like an awesome time. Remnants are pretty sweet. Excellent views too!
     
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    thanks Max
    reckon the mountains themselves created a serious obsticle to invading forces, add troops, entrenched artillary and thats one tough nut to crack!...woods
     
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    Hello,

    After a couple of tries with google translator, :29: !!! maxpax and I decided I would do the translation for him, and he also asked me to respond to your thoughts.

    Yes, the eastern portion of the alpine arch is filled with these kinds of structures, attesting to the activities that went on during ww1. Growing up in that area, i recall many tales and stories, told by my grandfathers about that period of history.

    The battles that riverjoe is recalling correctly took part between the Austrian "Kaiserjagers" and the Italian "Alpini". I appreciate your interest and so I agreed with Maxpax that I am going to make a post soon where I will put some of my own pictures of the area and several links to historical documents, and more about the area in general.

    Thank you.
     
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    exellent Crafter!
    thanks for the added info and the heads up...woods
     
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    Thanx for sharing really neat pics.
     
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    MaxPax, you live is some really beautiful country! Actually, I think my ancestors were from that area. The family name seems to be most prevalent in Lombardy and Trento.
     
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    I love these pictures. Looks like a great day.I've recently finished the book "A Soldier of the Great War" although a work of fiction, its about a guy who was in the Italian army and was stationed a lot of the time up north fighting the Austrians.
     
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    Thanks Maxpax and crafter . I have always been a history buff and I appreciate any thing you could tell us about this most interesting region .
    Information on WWI is almost always about the trenches , but there is a reason they called it World war . Lots of other action around the world that most folks don't even know about .
     
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    very cool!
     
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    WOW! I want to go there!
     
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    Very Cool! THANK YOU for posting these.
     

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