Tuesday, April 28, 2009

...and then it snowed...

yep, that is the pear tree, gonna ski under it this afternoon!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Who is living & dying in my pear tree?

Hungry silk worm attacking a bug!

Lady bug got caught too! See the silk on its belly?

Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Verbier lifts have closed!

Put away the skis & into the garden! Yippeee!

Pear tree is bloomin' like never before!

Verbier last ski day

The pic-nic club!! Actually the snow was surprisingly good & fun to telemark in!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Tour Soleil

Started off in HOT weather from Realp (Andermatt)

Ended up in a deserted capana in the Tessin near All Aqua (Airolo)
Where we hung out during the white out & snow storm (1.5m fell in 4 days)!

Let me tell you about the wild men I found after the powder descent! Aiiayaayyaaa!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Adonis Vernalis

Really something to see this flower is a relic from before the ice ages that has managed to persist in a secluded spot of the Valais.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Schwytz Muotathal

Absolutely fantastic 2 days in remote central Switzerland, with turquoise blue finger lakes and snow covered mountains. A dream for hiking, biking, or just gaping at the views! Breathtaking!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Rando Col des Ecandies

Great walk up to the Col, but there was no candy at the top! Interesting place to contemplate the Trient Glacier, one of the Alps' glaciers that has changed drastically over the years.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Ski touring Les Hauderes

Fabulous discovery of a mountain with more crosses than can be remembered. A perfect place to go snowshoeing and find out more about local valley architecture.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Skinning Bourg St. Pierre - Cabane du Vélan

Most original river crossing I have ever encountered! As usual when there is bad weather in the Grand Saint Bernard area it is REALLY bad, and as usual it is bright sunny in Verbier!

Clean Swiss Mountains