Sunday, September 29, 2013

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Traverse of the Rogneux

The Rogneux summit is just above 3000 meters. And look!! There are flowers blooming all over the rocks!

We chose a beautiful day and had panoramic views of the Matterhorn & Mont Blanc as well as up close glacial views of the Combins & Mont Blanc de Cheillon.

Just stunning! Not to mention the fall colors of the blueberry, heather, juniper bushes intertwined with the yellowing grasses, with the blue blue sky above. Almost too many colors!

This is such a beautiful time to be at altitude!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Natural remedies

Filtering my mullein to make ear and cough remedies for winter!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Bonatschiesse boucle

The snowline has gone back up a bit, but the clouds were hovering lower... Still it was sunny in between it all!

The wild myrtilles (alpine blueberries) were amazingly deliscious!

We saw a faaaat marmotte and heard a bunch more. The whistling echoed loudly on the cliff walls, but they were too well camouflaged in the boulders. After being on the lookout we finally saw four chamois gracefully running through the fields. No bouquetins though, and no one else on the trails!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

360 degree panorama

Beautiful day to check out the view from the Pierre Avoir. That is the huuuge dolomitic peice of limestone sticking out above the Rhône valley above Riddes.

Not a cloud in the sky and no wind either! Met some nice people too up there.

Apparently bumble bees can live up to 3000 meters! Ahhh the wonders of nature!

The Massif des Combins was stunning.

Monday, September 2, 2013

High flowers!

Amazing feats of nature!

Lots of  flowers blooming up at 3000 meters in rock and boulder fields!