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Hiking - Santa Cristina 3feb24

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Distance
6.3 mi
Elevation gain
2,608 ft
Technical difficulty
Moderate
Elevation loss
2,608 ft
Max elevation
4,361 ft
TrailRank 
30
Min elevation
2,202 ft
Trail type
Loop
Coordinates
608
Uploaded
February 5, 2024
Recorded
February 2024
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near Ceres, Piemonte (Italia)

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Itinerary description

Hiking - Counterclockwise loop from Ceres.
Santa Cristina's church sits on the first promontory between the Grande and Ala Valleys above Lanzo. The climb from the Grande Valley side is partly on a forest road and partly on a steep trail, in the shade, which may typically requires the use of light crampons in February.
After days of thermal inversion with freezing point at some 3,500-4,000 m of altitude, it was otherwise exceptionally warm. Well above 20C, and plenty of blooming primroses.
Great panoramic point in all directions.
Shortly before the loop completion, the trail passes by the small Cappella degli Appestati, or della Peste (Plague Chapel), erected in AD 1577 with original frescoes still in good conditions.

https://www.parrocchiaceres.it/index.php/chiesa-e-cappelle/17-ceres-cappella-della-peste

Waypoints

PictographWaypoint Altitude 2,967 ft

Cappella degli Appestati

land

PictographCar park Altitude 2,307 ft

Parking free Ceres

land

PictographReligious site Altitude 4,292 ft

Santuario Santa Cristina

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