Friday, January 30, 2015

Fun in the snow

Yahoo! What a beautiful day out in the fresh snow!
Squirel snow jacuzzi?!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Snowy snowshoe day!

Snow is such an interesting material!
It was light and heavy at the same time today!?!

Don't even need to take photos in black & white!

How heavy do you think that is?

Peek-a-boo! Verbier through the clouds!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Snowshoeing in Valais

Nothing beats snowshoeing on a sunny day when no one has ventured yet to where I am going! What a workout though! 
 Incredible views onto the Massif des Combins, and over onto the Chamonix Mountains as well as the Dents du Midi. It really is a view to see!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Evolène snowshoe to Les Haudères

Evolène in the val d'Hérens has a beautiful glacial river, La Borgne, which gurgles along here in an interesting plateau at about 1380 meters. This is a great place to do some relatively flat snowshoeing!

The cliffs give a sense of tinyness to ones esteem and the frozen waterfalls are works of art in progress!

Fantastic feats of architecture. 
Did you know these century old barns are built with wood that can't burn to the ground?

Spot the ice troll?

How many icycles can you see?

Gurggle gurgggle! Splish! Splash!

2 humpback whales coming upstream?!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Great Snowshoeing in Verbier

Here are some of my favorite photos from my outings this winter so far. It has been an excellent start to a great season for me. We have seen wild chamois & chevreuil, as well as lots of wild hare & silly squirel tracks & I actually saw a rock ptarmigan (coq de Bruyères) fly out in the forest! The snow has been up high and fluffy. I have discovered some new spots, spent my first winter night at the Cabane Mont Fort, and managed to snowshoe in places I had never been before! It amazes me how big the Verbier playground is, after 15 years of living here I still can stumble upon new treasures! It is snowing at the moment and I am looking forward to playing in it this afternoon!