Residence Les Hauts Du Rogoney
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... Italian villages to pick up and drop off the locals going about their day - fascinating.
Arriving in Aosta, we weren't sure what to expect, but walking around, soon discovered the many ancient ruins from the days of the Roman Empire - arches, bridges, fortresses, towers, and even a huge Roman ampitheater.
The streets were made of stone and narrow and windy and fun ...
... it would be very busy here with people heading for the ski slopes, as it is it's pretty quiet. The train was fuller than last year, that's because we're in the last couple of weeks of the Summer Season, so there's still back packers heading south. It's quite a long train ride from Paris to Milan and will take you about 7 hours, but it's pretty cheap, costing about £45 per person. After we'd stopped at Modane, which is ...
... of the entire trip.
Bonatti was one of the better refuges, and even though we slept in a dorm it was an enjoyable place to stay. The etiquette at the refuges is that you remove your hiking boots near the entry -- there's usually some kind of "mud room" or tiny place to store your boots in a cubbyhole. You walk around the place in sandals until it's time to leave.
... sound of the cowbells as we pass through pastures. I keep telling her, well "we need more cowbells"!
We planned to treat ourselves to a ski lift ride down the mountainside and into Cormayeur. We heard that the trail was extremely steep and tiring at the end of an 11 mile day. But, bad luck, it was Sunday, and the lift stopped running just before we got to it, 3 pm. The trail down seemed ...
... out some clothes and hung them out on a clothesline in a super windy spot overlooking a glacier.
Dinner was a terrific risotto dish and pork in a cream sauce. Finally no cheese (were not in France anymore!). We sat across from an older British woman who was walking the whole hike by herself!
We had private room for oursleves which was a treat and we slept like the dead.