Between soil and water. Some hairpin before the colle del Nivolet road, near the Losere ponds starts the ancient mule track built by the Savoy for the royal hunts. The Bastalon indeed, today used by the Gran Paradiso National Park ranger, was a wooden shelter of the real rangers. Here the gaze is lost in the immensity of peaks, valleys, glaciers, alpine pastures and grasslands: magnificent glance on the alpine environment. Continuing walking, a winding ups and downs makes possible to arrive in an enchanting glacial lock (2708 m) home of beautiful cotton-grass blooming, and glacial buttercups, at the bottom of the Colle della Terra, accessible with other 40 minutes walk. Not to be missed the wide view on the Valley.