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Julierpass

 

 

 

February 15th 2013

 

 

 

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Picture Collection Julierpass

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Fotos tagged with this label, were taken with the Nikon D300 and stored in XXL format on the server for download.

 

 

 

 

 

View to Tiefencastel N 46°39΄27”  E 009°34΄41”

From the roundabout exit in Tiefencastel we took the road towards the Julier pass and have taken this picture towards the village after about 1,200ft. We look into  the Albulatal Valley in the direction of Thusis. On the right hand side. the valley  further opens up to the Albula and Fluelapass.

 

View into the Surses valley N 46°34΄34”  E 009°37΄28”

This area around Savognin is called Oberhalbstein or in Rhaeto-romanic language "Surses". We look back into the Valley to Savognin. The pass road up to the Julier pass continues on th right in the picture behind us. The "Gelgia" (Julia) river has shaped the Valley and given the name of the pass.

 

 

 

 

 

Just a bit behind Savognin

Coming from Tiefencastel the Julier Pass reaches after about 5km a high valley. Here the view opens up to the southwest in the direction of Riom. Same  location as before, but this picture was taken six years before with a Nikon F301 as slide and scanned.

 

Marmorera dam

Lai da Marmorera lake at Julier Pass, looking north towards Tiefencastel. A whole village was moved when the dam was built. In May, the lake is unfortunately  not as nice as usually, since it has almost no water.

N 46°34΄34”  E 009°37΄28”

 

 

N 46°29΄13”  E 009°38΄29”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marmorera dam
N 46°29΄13”  E 009°38΄29”

We were again here at this location in August 2010, again with a Nikon D300. The lake is now well filled and the vegetation is in full bloom. It is  recommended to drive over the Julierpass if possible always before 10:00am. At this time you have the most beautiful light and long shadows.

 

Marmorera dam

Same location as the picture left but looking now to the west. The road runs to the left and it becomes based on the many frost damage progressively worse.

 

 

 

N 46°29΄13”  E 009°38΄29”

 

 

 

 

 

 

view to Bivio

Bivio village exit, intersection between Julierpass and Septimerpass (which can only be accessed by hiking). We look back at where we came up from Bivio and Tiefencastel up. Behind us to the right, the pass road leads up to the pass summit.

 

view to Bivio

Shortly after Bivio the Julier Pass reaches the tree line. The pass pans here left to the east. The picture shows the view to the west. The road descends to Tiefencastel.

N 46°27΄58”  E 009°39΄11”

 

 

N 46°29΄13”  E 009°38΄29”

 

 

 

 

 

 

view to Bivio

We are standing at the hospice on the north side of the pass and look back down towards Bivio. Here in 2010, the Julier Pass road was completely reconstructed and most of the tightest serpentines were removed. The hospice is located directly behind us.

 

Julierpass Pass summit

Pass summit of the Julierpass with views back to the north down to Bivio. Directly in front of us, just beneath the dome you will find the hospice.

N 46°28΄13”  E 009°43΄00”

 

 

N 46°29΄13”  E 009°38΄29”

 

 

 

 

 

summit with view to Engadin

View from the parking lot at the pass summit to the south down to the Engadine and Silvaplana village. The photo was taken with a Nikon D300 with a polarizing filter. We do supply the photo for download in "extra large" size.

 

Julierpass Pass summit

Pass summit of the Julierpass in July. In addition to the gift shop which also offers some snacks and the mobile phone base station you will also find up here a public restroom.

N 46°29΄13”  E 009°38΄29”

 

 

N 46°29΄13”  E 009°38΄29”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julierpass Pass summit

Julier pass summit. You can well recognize the roman stones which represent the border to the Engadine. Even in July the traffic up here is very low.

 

Julierpass Pass summit with lake

The small lake at the top of the pass is located directly behind the  parking lot and is only about 600ft away. We are now facing towards the southeast.

N 46°29΄13”  E 009°38΄29”

 

 

N 46°29΄13”  E 009°38΄29”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hona Varadero SD01

Yes, that was my first Honda Varadero SD01. My golden one, which was shredded by a drunken Volkswagen driver down in Thusis at the  Heinzenberg road. Only a  few bruises and very nice policemen that both are also Honda motorcyclists helped us.

 

Wolli, Ronald und Frank in year 2000

Autumn bike tour in 2000 That’s already long time ago. Here with our firends Wolli, Ronald and Frank on the Julier Pass. Later we had to turn around because of snow on the  Petit Saint Bernard pass.

N 46°29΄13”  E 009°38΄29”

 

 

N 46°29΄13”  E 009°38΄29”

 

 

 

 

 

 

roman stone piles

These two stone poles from the Roman period are at the pass summit, left  and right of the road. You should touch both stones with your right hand. which will provide luck and enable sometimes wishes you think in that moment.

 

view to the Pass summit

Halfway below the summit of the Julier pass and the Engadine lakes with Silvaplana. View back up to the pass summit.

N 46°29΄13”  E 009°38΄29”

 

 

N 46°28΄00”  E 009°46΄14”

 

 

 

 

 

Engadiner lakes at Silvaplana

Overlooking the blue Engadine lakes, just before entering Silvaplana. Here you’ll find a small parking area with a bench, right after the first serpentine. The bike can be parked easily and then you can enjoy this view.

 

view to Silvaplana

Southern flank of the Julier pass close to the lake Silvaplana " Lei da Silvaplauna " which you can see in the background.

N 46°27΄53”  E 009°47΄41”

 

 

N 46°23΄49”  E 009°47΄35”

 

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