A hike through the Alps

Garda Lake: The village

Before heading into the mountains for a hike in the Alps, we visited Garda Lake--a quaint, old village with a beautiful view of the Apennines.

It wasn't the ideal sunny weather we had been hoping for, but I actually think the stormy atmosphere created a breathtaking eeriness to the views.

🙂

Garda Lake: The castle

The entrance to the village began with this awesome castle 😀

It felt a little surreal...

Garda Lake: An amazing view of the Alps

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We'd be hiking through those mountains in just the next day! 😀

The Alps: A hike through the Apennines Mountains

The rolling misty clouds that surrounded us looked absolutely incredible...

The cold and rain couldn't stop us from appreciating what an awesome experience this was 🙂

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The Alps: The waterfall

Woohooooo!

The Alps: The church I was obsessed with

I was absolutely obsessed with this church from the 1000s that sat atop a hill... (Scarlet Monastery, any World of Warcraft fans?)

We walked up to get a closer look...And it only got creepier and creepier.

A cemetery wrapped around the outside of the church

The stone walls of the interior were covered in frescoes and Latin phrases

This is possibly the scariest photograph I've ever taken in my life.

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5 comments on “A hike through the Alps

  1. Mom says:

    Wow, fantastic photos Lizzie! I agree the clouds added something really special to the photos. I love the castle too — complete with MOAT! You must’ve felt like you were in the Robin Hood Prince of Thieves movie again, especially seeing the inside of the church. Did that not remind you of the chapel scenes from inside the castle in that movie? Amazing.

  2. Danny says:

    These are amazing photos!

  3. Nana says:

    What wonderful photos and what a great expierience for you .There are so many beautiful places to see & this could be one of the best. 🙂

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