From this hut, I had a really beautiful contouring up and down, but keeping the same relative altitude for around 4 miles above timberline, just below the jutting dolomiti. Really amazing. I passed a number of farms, eventually coming to another hut / restaurant called Zallinger. I again resisted as time was certainly passing, and started descending back down to Saltria. From Saltria, I re-traced my route from the morning to a short lift that took me back to the tram station. I think I must have lost my camera on the lift, as when I checked for it after getting out of the tram, it was gone. Oh well. It was around 6 years old and digital cameras have come a long way since then. I will borrow Emily's camera in the meantime, but I don't have photos of the beautiful scenery to share. I will include a couple from yesterday that show the area I hiked in, as viewed from the other side of the valley.
The tram I took from the valley - it really is 3000 vertical gained.
I actually hiked to the right of the spire you see, but the landscape where it opens up and is green is very similar to where I was hiking.
At the very right of this picture, is the Zallinger hut, which is the farthest I hiked today toward the dolomiti formation centered in this picture.