Sunday, February 28, 2016

Snowshoeing in Champex Lac

The Val d'Arpette was a perfect destination today as it was cloudy and sort of a white out all over the Entremont region in the Valais.

Magical lichens of every kind imaginable hanging onto the larches (mélèzes). Absolutely awesome to check all the different shapes and colors it comes in!

Definitely clean air up here, as lichens cannot grow in heavily polluted areas. 

Even the snow was hanging its tongue out by the time we were ready to head back down! Snowshoeing is the activity where you burn the most calories! Woohoo! Bring on bikini season!

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Snowshoe Raquettes at White Pods

Ever heard of 'Glamping'? Well the White Pods are the ideal place to discover glamorous camping with Mountain Leaders to hike you around to see the nature in this amazing place. Just perched above the Rhône Valley, you have views all the way to the Jura mountains and can see the Lac Léman too!

Amazing wind storm of the fohen winds on the Dents de Morcles! Glad we weren't snowshoeing there!!

Beautiful pastures all white and magical in winter!
Here is a view all the way back to the Grand Combin! Wow! What a treat to see it from this aspect!

Snowshoeing descent in the larch forest! Just the perfect snow for a great slide down on our behinds! Yahooo!

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Snowshoeing on the Mont Arpille

Just above Martigny is this little 'bump' that most people totally overlook.

The views onto the Rhone Valley and the Valais summits are gorgeous! 

Views of glaciers and if you can sweat it, you get a view of Mont Blanc that is just amazing! Really a little bump worth visiting!

Wild wood piles!

Crazzzzzy people snowshoeing here!!! Yikes! That is my track! Not very straight is it?!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Chamonix Snowshoeing

Who can resist?
Just across from Argentière the snowshoeing is amazing at the top of Flégères!

Top of the Brévent, not on snowshoes, but in the summer it can be done on foot. 

Some fun wildlife!

Oh la la! Mais oui, mon chéri!

Hopefully this guy is in his warm hole in the ground dreaming of summer wildflowers!

And some fun locals too!


Mont Blanc and the village of Chamonix right below the clouds. Lots of Alpine Yellow-Billed Choughs flying all over the place. I guess they like the views and our picnic crumbs!