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Set like a diadem in a higher circus in the remote Val di Jon, is one of the rare lakes of the karst Brenta Dolomites. Solitary and isolated but close to Malga Asbelz, it seems almost unreachable due to the long climb.

Small lake Asbelz
Set like a diadem in a higher circus in the remote Val di Jon, it is one of the rare lakes of the karstic Brenta Dolomites. Solitary and isolated but close to Malga Asbelz, it seems almost unreachable due to the long hike.
Only the most tenacious hikers can enjoy the beauty of small lake Asbelz in the Brenta Dolomites and the green landscape that surrounds it. It is in fact necessary to hike over a thousand meters in altitude along the SAT path 349 or 348 to reach it!

The limestone walls of the Lias, vertically layered upstream of the pond, show blackish streaks due to the presence of cyanobacteria. They are also embellished by numerous alpine choughs in flight.
The golden eagle often flies over those undisturbed peaks and the brown bear frequently strolls around.

Lake Asbelz does not have visible tributaries or emissaries and the depth appears modest. In its waters there is a large population of temporary frogs and many larvae of small Culicidae Diptera. While near some boulders, the stony case of caddisflies and the silky tubuliform one of Chironomid Diptera can frequently be spotted.
(From Cantonati et al., “Guida dei laghi del Parco”, in print)

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