I was stationed at Aviano from 1972-1976. Maybe I know your Dad. I worked in munitions. What a great place Aviano is. I've been back twice since, but not to hike. I still have Italian friends there who I keep in touch with. Happy New Year, yourself.
Re the Italian Dolomites: My dad was also stationed there (Aviano--is that where you were?) in the mid 70s. On our Sept. trip back there, we spent a day in Aviano, and I got to see my old house, etc. Pretty neat!