Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Shlerondes, Verbier

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

Col des Pauvres

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

Pierre Avoi

What a day! We hiked up to the Chutte de Bisse and then up above the Marlenaz in Verbier to take advantage of the view from the Pierre Avoi. This is really a stupendous place to go, and I am always surprised how many people have not been up there!

97 kilos pumpkin

Can't wait to see how many truck loads of soup this is going to make! Yikes! If anyone is hungry, come on by! Or if you have any suggestions on how to prepare it!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Bisse d'Ayent

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

La Brisolée - Fully

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

Dune de Pyla

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!

Monday, October 1, 2007

Lac de Mauvoisin

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.