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May 28: hike to Vnà

From the bus stop, a ways below Ramosch, I hiked up through the village and then continued to a smaller, higher village, Vnà.

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Starting up the winding road.

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Sunslice on a multicurved retaining wall.

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The tower of the large Florinuskirche.

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A classic masonry-corner, wood-infill Engadin house.

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Cows in a selection of orientations.

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The Florinuskirche. Note that it's just after noon; the clock struck noon as I was in the vicinity and then kept ringing very loudly (but beautifully) for several minutes maybe. The whole valley was vibrating.

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This is what's known in the trade as "a slew" of steps.

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Gentians, I think; at any rate they're the gorgeous pure blue/violet of gentians.

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A somehow perfectly straight shortcut trail up to Vnà.

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Clematis tufts, or are they a little too... tufty to be clematis?

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Just away from the upper, western edge of Ramosch is the Ruina Tschanüff, a precipitous castle ruin.

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The road to Vnà zigzags and hairpins and in between is this long rhythm of terraces and power lines, and cows.

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Silver mound! So soft.

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A high view of Ramosch and its tree-lined terraces.

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Thank goodness there's a valley between Ramosch and Piz S-chalembert's landslides.

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One of supernumerary hairpin turns. OK, fine, just four. I don't remember what that little covered-wagon-looking object was.

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Those wooden steps seem to barely be holding the erosive trail together.

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A glade of terraces, looking velvety because of their cover of white flowers.

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An apiary! Another one for the collection.

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A more distant Ramosch and a larch keeping its branches a consistent distance off the ground, which, how do trees do that?

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Larchcones!

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Sedimentary madness!

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More trees with parallel-to-ground crown bases.