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May 28: hike to Tarasp Fontana

The main village of Tarasp is Fontana, and I had to keep scrambling uphill to get there from Vulpera.

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The 11th-century Chastè da Tarasp overlooks the scene from an excellent promontory.

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Before Fontana, I arrived at the hamlet Florins, and the trail became a road. Cool to see some roofing in progress.

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Sheep, Ftan-Pitschen, and Ftan-Grond.

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Looking back at the trail just covered.

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The Florins streetscape.

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A rather austere passage. The gray marks low on the wall at left are probably masonry repairs, yet they look figural.

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Cute restaurant, or cutest restaurant?

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A precipitous view of Ftan-Grond, the Aval Val Püzza that drains it, and the railroad bridge over that.

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Here's Ftan-Pitschen as well. Directly below it and to the right of the railroad bridge you can see the Ftan-Baraigla station tucked away.

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Looking back to Florins and across the valley toward Scuol.

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The uphill view was not to be sniffed at either.

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More of the Schloss Tarasp plus a HUGE house directly underneath it!! Wait, never mind, I forgot how perspective works for a minute there.

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A last little bit of Florins before rounding the corner.

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A faceoff between Schloss und Berg.

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The joke is that when you sit on the bench your face is in the woods and this splendid view is behind you.

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Just then, a first glimpse of Fontana.

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A bustling intersection.

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The highway up to Fontana. (I'm fronting. There is a real paved road to Fontana.)

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This is known in the trade as a "firewood mushroom."

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Civil engineering on an intimate scale.

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Downs and ups.