The bivouac, dedicated to the Friulan alpinist Damiana del Gobbo who fell on the Piccola di Lavaredo, is located in the heart of the charming and lonely Cadin di Dentro, at the top of a grassy hill, almost completely surrounded by high vertical rock-faces (the Creton di Culzei, Torre Sappada , Creton di Clap Grande, and the Campanili di Elbel). Just to the west, the view sweeps to the Terze and the distant Dolomites of the Val Comelico. To the north it is closed by the Col Lanar.
This is the more interesting of the two suggestions to reach the bivouac, perhaps a bit more difficult in some sections than the other, but compared to the previous it offers the real advantage of an uninterrupted and complete view of the entire valley of Sappada, the mountains that surround it to the north, on those of the Comelico and beyond. The itinerary initially goes up the lower part of Cadin di Fuori, then passes the north side of the Col Lanar, cutting diagonally between mugo pines and low vegetation, the not very showy well-wooded elevation that separates the Cadin di Fuori from the Cadin di Dentro. The panoramic views and the variety of environments crossed make this one of the most popular excursions. Caution is advised in the final rather exposed metres along the gully.
From Sappada follow the itinerary n. 3 (in the Walking section) to the Ziegelhütte. Having passed the baita-restaurant continue along the track that runs along the Rio Storto for about 700-800 metres to a timber extraction track (be careful to note a red trail marking on a tree) which higher up becomes a path that climbs with steep but regular turns through dense forest. At 1550 m a.s.l is a crossroads (signed). Ignore the track to the left that climbs into the Cadin di Fuori towards the dell'Arco pass or to Cadini saddle and take the right turn up a narrow path that passes the northern slopes of the Col Lanar first zigzag and then diagonally to a point below a long gully. Climb up along it between boulders and debris just for a stretch, then, paying attention to (now) rare and faded yellow or red signs, climb along its right edge with a few stretches that are not difficult, but rather exposed. With other hairpins among the pines one is soon at the narrow Forcella Lanar Col (1941 m) that looks out on Monte Hoberdeirer and the Cadin di Dentro. Descend to the bottom of the latter to a grassy slope and then follow a slender track that climbs the grassy shoulder on the left (east), but also with a stretch of rocks at the top of which is the unmistakable red silhouette of the bivouac.
The return to Sappada can be done on the same route, but it is advisable to follow itinerary n. 11 in reverse thus completing the Col Lanar ring. For very fit, experienced hikers there is also the opportunity to return to the valley with a longer and more challenging route following itinerary n. 13.
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