RESOURCES Getting there Fly to Milan or Munich and take a bus, taxi, or rental car to Lago di Braies. Guideboooks Via Ferratas of the Italian Dolomites, Volume 2, by Graham Fletcher and John Smith ($17; cicerone.co.uk) and Dolomites Trekking, by Henry Stedman ($23; trailblazer-guides.com) Guide Want a guide? You can hire one in most local towns. Or book Distant Journeys (distantjourneys.com), based in Maine, which specializes in Alta Via 1 trips. Contact Reserve refugios at www1.dolomiti-altevie.it.
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Waterfall Canyon Climbing Park, Ogden, UT Spiderman up 350-foot routes abutting a gushing cascade. (801) 550-1761
Nelson Rocks Preserve, Seneca Rocks, WV The half-mile route on airy quartzite includes a 200-foot-long, 150-foot-high swinging bridge. (304) 567-3169; nelsonrocks.org