Monday, March 3, 2014

Motto della Croce

Today, our destination is a viewpoint known as the Hill of the Cross (Motto della Croce).

Due to the recent abundant snowfall, we decided to get a late start so that early morning hikers would break trail for us. Here I am, waddling in their snowshoe tracks.

The dome-shaped mountain below is Mount Bar, which I climbed last week.

Eventually, the snowshoe tracks we were following went off in the wrong direction, so Dachshund Daddy had to break trail and carry me to the top of the ridge... where we found ski tracks and I could waddle again. 

Occasionally, I waddled away from the ski tracks to take in my surroundings.

Here's our destination and its namesake cross.

Thank you, Dachshund Daddy, for carrying my burrow all the way up the mountain!

Here's my winter s-nose (a snowy nose, as opposed to a summer s-nose, which is a sandy nose).

We stopped several times on the way down to take in the gorgeous view.

How many lakes can you see in the photo below? If you guess correctly, I'll send you a custom-made postcard from my Zazzle store!

Just in case you had any doubts... I'm the little engine that could!


  1. Oh wow! What amazing photos! I'm not even going to guess at the number of lakes. I only see one. :)

  2. They are lovely photos and you look like you had a fantastic time. And you are lucky having your burrow to rest in at the top. Mum says she can see 4 lakes, but I am not so sure.

  3. You look like an EXPLORER! Glad you had your burrow, 'cause we were worried that you were in that snow with just your short hairs.

    XXXOOO Bella & Roxy

  4. You're a real mountain dog ! We love your winter snowy nose ! We can see two lakes (not sure). Purrs

  5. So envious of your beautiful walks Tootsie. I am going to set Gail onto the Lakes question. We are wondering if use of Google Earth is permitted?
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie (just back from the sodden flatlands of Nottinghamshire).

  6. Christa taking dictation from BrunoMarch 4, 2014 at 5:16 AM

    Oh, Tootsie, that is a lovely adventure! And a burrow on top of it all! Dachshund Daddy loves you... And we love reading about the route and seeing the views. I think there are 3 lakes.... Wags!

  7. What a fab snow trek you had, I wish I'd been there for some fun in the white stuff!
    I think there are 3 lakes


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