Thursday, December 31, 2009

Verbier on Snowshoes


Nothing like starting off in a blizzard! The atmosphere is just magical in the forest of Marlenaz.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Winter flowers!


So beautiful to shuffle in fresh Verbier snowflakes! Wild hare tracks, chamois prints, and squirrel hops all over.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Snowshoeing in Verbier


Ahh what a great way to walk off the gluttony of Christmas dinner(s)! The joy is that it gives a great excuse for more hot chocolates & left overs after all the cold fresh mountain air!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Snowflakes


Want to learn about snow? Come & enjoy a day out discovering everything from how the flakes form, to how they hold together to form a blanket.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Fresh snow


Verbier is ideal for snowshoeing. Tea break is allways essential to a good outing!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Cabane Chanrion - Mauvoisin


Wake up under the Mt. Gelé & Mont Avril before hiking down to the Lac Mauvoisin for a final cheese stop!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Mauvoisin - Cabane Chanrion


Beautiful hike up to the Cabane Chanrion, sun, ice falls, snow, empty cabane! Heaven!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Roussillon


La Fin: sunrise on the Mediterranean!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Targasonne - Eastern Pyrenese


Almost in Spain, almost in Andorra, but not quite..wild granite bolders as far as the eye can see spot the terrain. In winter you can snowshoe or ski at Font Romeu in the mornings and climb in the afternoon! Magical!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Pont d'Espagne - Pyrenese


Right near the resort of Cauterets the wild valleys open up to a plethera of options for hiking.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Cirque de Troumouse - Pyrenese


Amazing geology in these parts! Wow! Just wait, the GR10 is right around the corner for things to do. Who wants to join? It only takes 60 days...

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Gorges du Tarn


Climbing, Canoeing, Hiking, Good food...The Gorges du Tarn have something for every flavour!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Bonatchiesse


A geological outing in the upper Val de Bagnes to study the creation of the Alps. There is a spot where you can touch where the African & European continent made contact!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Lac de Mauvoisin


Super day in this wonderful fall we are having. The colors of the lake and the drying grasses with the eventual bright blue gentian poking through were stupendous!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Champéry waterfalls


The val d'Illiez has never looked so pretty. Took a hike in the ravines and on the cliffs. Absolutely gorgeous, we wandered through the chalets to the home of the moss-trolls & fairies (although an English couple, who were lost, didn't see them)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

'Eco-Therapy' for Environmental Depression

Here is a good reason to walk with CherriesWalks or just get out & hug a tree!
'Eco-Therapy' - Time Magazine Article

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Mt. Fort permafrost


Spent the day with icey people studying the permafrost in the Mont Fort region. After debating climate change and what is happening to the future of skiing, we turned into popsicles ourselves while looking at the temperature readings 20 meters into the Tortin Glacier when it hailed!!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Bruson


Super hike up through myrtilles (alpine blueberry) bushes! The views to Mont Blanc, Dolent, Combins, Vélan at the top were breathtaking. Let's hope for a gorgeous fall, even though the snow has already started falling..

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Vibram five fingers


My toes are blue from picking myrtilles!!
What a fun hike testing out these toe shoes. Really gives you the feel of the earth below and gives your calf muscles a workout (felt it for 3 days!)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Calendula flowers


Busy picking & drying herbs & flowers to make remedies! The calendula flower isn't just pretty, it encourages healing, fights fungal infections, cures diaper rash & helps digestion. Perhaps you need some? Let me know as I am making it into a nourishing cream and will pick more (just need space for drying!!)

Friday, August 14, 2009

Tour des Muverans

A view of the Muverans in all their splendour!

Nothing comes for free...

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Tour des Muverans - Day IV


Col de Demècre to Pont de Nant.
Loooooooooong last day! We rounded the corner with the fabulous Dents du Midi and all the other friendly peaks glowing at us in the sunshine. After a view down to the Lac Léman we puttered & huffed & puffed our way up to the Col des Pierriers Blancs, before the never ending descent of 1300 meters back to the car!
Yippeee & bravo!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Tour des Muverans - Day III


Cabane Rambert to Col de Demècre.
The Grand & Petit Muveran were watching over us as we descended into Ovronnaz. We then took a well deserved dip in the Lac de Fully as the Mont Blanc stood gard. Really beautiful and worthwhile trip.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Tour des Muverans - Day II


Derborence to the Cabane Rambert.
Gorgeous walk through lunar rock piles before arriving at the 360 degree view at the Cabane Rambert. The sunset & sunrise were just astounding. All the Alpes Valaisannes to the Mont Blanc and the Dents du Midi right at the front door.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Tour des Muverans - Day I


Pont de Nant to the Buvette du Pas de Cheville.
We got caught by a rain storm just at the col, right after passing through a bolder & grass field with tiny lakes filled with alpine Salamanders!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Verbier Botza Market


Sunday market in Verbier, I have developed my product line to include arnica creme from flowers of the Grand Combin for your aching muschles, as well as pots of mint & lemon balm tea, and a new mixture of cooking herbs.
To add to the fun I am also selling some lavender sachets which work wonders at keeping bugs out of your long underwear - plus you wont have to wash them all season!!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Mont Fort Sunrise


Meeting arnica! So much fun to hike from the rocky alpine slopes of the col des Gentianes down to the sweet meadows of Verbier. We not only stopped to admire the different flora along the way, but even used arnica flowers where we were hurt!

Forget the sunrise! The full moon was up over the Massif du Mont Blanc at the same time! Absolutely breathtaking and unique!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

CherriesWalks.com 100%

Check it out! Tomorrow at the Botza market in Verbier I will be selling my first line of organic wild herbs! Specially picked, dried and packaged with authentic Cherries Walks loooooove!

Lavender 100% : CHF 5.-

Thyme 100% : CHF 5.-
Mint 100% : CHF 3.-

Friday, July 31, 2009

Ovronnaz


We set off by chairlift, ahhh what an awesome way to get up, and were then walking in the fresh mountain air with amazing views into the Rhone valley and accross to the Grand Combin. From over here you really can see that it is worthy of being called a 'massif' just like the Mont Blanc.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Edelweiss


So my clients asked to see some wild Eidelweiss. The challenge was set...and we ended up in a FIELD of them up by the Mauvoisin dam at the end of the val de Bagnes. A success!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Verbier's off-piste


So much fun to hike where we ski off-piste in the winter. We climbed up the col de Creblet and ate our pic-nic with the stupendous view of the Lac des Vaux, then we traveresed around to be at Col des Mines. Looks mighty different without snow! And I wont even mention the views of the Combins...

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Tour de France


Cherries WAlks & Alpine-Guiding were happy to welcome these outstanding road bikers as they climbed up to Verbier for the finish line!

Lance Armstrong


The Tour de France passed right by my house!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Le Bouveret / St. Gingolphe


I am not kidding, we literaly had flowers up to our armpits! This walk is not for people with hay fever!!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Derborence


Beautiful doesn't even start to explain the flowers and mountains around here!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Walk above Lourtier


Gorgeous day walking through the forest to picnic by this more than turquoise lac at the foot of the Rogneux! All the flowers are bursting!!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Verbier Marché du Dimanche - Botza


Verbier has started a market for regional bio products every Sunday from 9:00 to 13:00 for July & August! What fun it was to meet people and let them know about my walks. So if you don't have a sticker or just want to see me - come on by on Sunday!