Wednesday, October 31, 2007
The first snowfall of the winter I just had to get out! I saw no one! But there were tons of animal tracks. These are squirel tracks - you don't often see them, they are so light! Amazing day! The sun was shining and the clouds were playing around down in the valley. I just love the changing seasons!
Saturday, October 27, 2007
What a fabulous morning we had walking up to the Col. Passing through the frozzzzzen valley of Nant we hiked below the majestic limestone vaudois Alpes. The sun was at the Col des Pauvres where we ate our pic-nic. We then followed the crazy ridge of colapsed mountain tops along the Pointe de Savolaires with the view of the Rhone Valley below us.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Saturday, October 20, 2007
After starting off in gale force winds and a snow storm - we got back in the car and drove to a lower altitude for our walk! I have never seen white caps in a dam lake before... We ended up doing a superb walk between the resorts of Crans Montana and Anzère, with the sun! For all those who couldn't make it, you really missed something. And once again we saw no one until we got to the Bisse - what is it with walking in flat places with all the other sheep?!?
Thursday, October 18, 2007
On Sunday we went down to Fully to savour the local tastes!
The tradition is to have wine, roasted chestnuts, cuts of dried meats, grapes and cheeses. Then we wandered around the sunny grapevines and the cute little village of Branson. Definitely was worth the food and the surroundings!
Saturday, October 13, 2007
The first of the fall saturday outings was a fabulous success! We had the sun and views and plenty of time to pic-nic at the top! Yiiipeeee! And the best part was that all the other hikers in the region went on the other side of the valley. Ahhh, that is why one goes walking with me!
Monday, October 8, 2007
This was an amazing trip, thanks to Andy MadMarmot Forrest!
I am still trying to get the sand out of everything. This Dune is unbeleivable! It is a kid's greatest dream - the biggest sand pile ever imagined! I definitely recommend this place to everyone. And don't miss out on the oysters! yum & fun!
Labels: Hiking France
Monday, October 1, 2007
A fabulous hike above the Mauvoisin dam, at the end of the Val de Bagnes. The lake color seemed so unreal that Nicole had to ask "have they put milk in the lake?" Ha-Ha-Ha! In Switzerland anything could be possible! Even the local police driving to check out how the local sheep are being treated at the end of the dirt road.