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of stone-pines. It then descends, crosses another bridge, and ascends to
(I hr.) Cresta (6397'; bed at the cures; inn very poor), the principal vil¬
lage in the Averser Thai, which expands here and is carpeted with beau¬
tiful pastures. This is one of the highest inhabited valleys among the
Alps, and lies in a pleasant, sunny situation. To the N. rises the Weiss-
The path then ascends slightly, passing the handsome house of the
Podesiat, or chief magistrate, and the mouth of the Val Bregalga, which is
enclosed by fine glaciers, to (l'^lir.) Juf (6685'); then to the left across
pastures and through a desolate rock-strewn valley to the (l'/-2 hr.) pass
of the Stallerberg (8478'; beautiful view of the Julier Mts., etc.). The palh,
quite distinct, now descends, keeping to the left, to (2hrs.) Stalla (p.356).
— From Juf through the Val Fuller to Miihlen, see p. 355.
A path leads from Juf to the S.E. over the Forcellina (877(1') direct
to the Septimer (p. 361; guide advisable, from Cresta 8-10 fr.I: from Juf to
the pass, with limited view, 2 hrs.; Septimer 1 hr. |From the Septimer wc
may agaiu ascend and cross the Fuorcla di Luughino (8645') direct to the
Maloja (p. 366). From the Forcellina Pass we may ascend a peak known
in the Averser Thai as the Forcellina (9918'; admirable view) in 1 >/■» hr., and
descend to the S. into the Val Turba. We then reach the Septimer route
20 min. below the pass, by the second bridge over the Septimerbach
(p. 356).] — From Cresta through the Val Bregalga and across the Fasso
dellaDuana(9187'; with guide) to Soglio inthe Val Bregaglia (p.357), 7-Shrs.,
interesting. The pass, between Pizzo Marcio (95iJV) and Pizzo della Duana
(p. 358), affords a fine view of the Bregaglia Mts.
From Canicul to Pianazzo on the Spliigen route (4'/2 hrs.; with guide).
The path ascends steeply on the right side of the Val d'Emet, through
wood, to the (l'Ahr.) Alp Emet (6194'), whence the cairn on the pass is
visible; then over the soft and uneven soil of the Alp to the top in 1 hr.
more. Retrospective view of the Piz Beverin; and the Calanda afterwards
comes in sight. From the Passo Madesimo (7480'; frontier of Switzerland
and Italy) the Tambohorn (10,748,) is seen to the W., and the Cima di Lago
(9892') and Piz Gallegione (10,285') to the S.E. Wc descend past the N.
side of the pretty Lago d'Emet, on the left bank of the Madesimo, then
across meadows, to the huts of Al Tecchio and (l'/j hr.) Madesimo (p. 348).
We now cross the stream (new road, p. 34S| and soon reach the Spliigen
route '/2 M. below Pianaz:o (p. 348).
The Spliigen road winds upwards, passes the scanty ruins of the
Bdrenburg, and enters the wooded *Rofna Ravine, in which the
Rhine forms a series of waterfalls. Near the entrance (2'/4 M. from
Andeer) the road crosses the Averser-Rhein (auberge) , which here
issues from the Val Ferrera and forms a fine waterfall a little way
up the valley. (To the Ferrera Valley and Stalla, see above.)
Towards the end of the gorge (2>/2 M.), we pass an old bridge
over the Rhine on the right. The valley expands. The road crosses
(3/4 M.J a torrent which drains the Suretta-Thal on the left. In the
vicinity are the ruins of the Sufner Foundry; on the right rises the
Kalkberg (see below). We next ('/.j M.) pass through a rocky gateway
(Sassa Plana; 4390'), pass the(:V4M.) village of Sufers (4673') on
the left bank of the Rhine, enter a wooded ravine, and cross (1 !/4 M.)
the wild stream in its profound gorge by a bold bridge (ii'li').
After a short ascent we obtain a survey of the broad Val Rhein
(Rheinwaldthal); on the right the barren Kalkberg (9763'); oppo¬
site, the Einshorn (965(1'); to the left of Spliigen , adjoining the
Guggerniilt. (9472'j, is the Tambohorn (10,MS' |. Then (I M.) —
:!2>/.2 M. Spliigen (4757' pop. 4Si; 'Hot. Podenhaus, R., L.,