Alpes Hotel du Pralong
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... station with shops and restaurant. What was so special about this station is that the entire set up was powered by solar panels. Could we possibly think of establishing something similar in Australia?
The next day was another 420km to Allevard (France) and was looking forward to meet Liz's friend at the Tour du Treuil.
The closer I got to Milan the heavier the traffic became (Mark and Mele ...
... way she was going to make it. We told her to speak to the Guard as apparently the train company in Italy will take care of hotels etc if you miss connections. The American traveller confirmed this with us as this had been the case for the last week as she'd missed every connection. We told her we knew the feeling.....eventually we rolled into Milan.....early evening is a good time to roll into Milan. We like Milan.
Leaving the refuge the next morning we passed a memorial to a half dozen US fliers who had died on the mountain nearby during WWII when their bomber crashed into the mountain. Some of their remains remained frozen in ice till the 1970's when they were returned to the US for burial.
A really steep uphill this morning that seemed to go on forever but was probably three and half ...
... and most of them are passing us on the trail.. grrrr.
We've established a routine now of sharing a nice cold beer at the end of each day's long hike. Dinner was excellent - very tender beef and a nice custard for dessert. We sat next to a French woman who tried very hard to use her limited English, which was endearing but made for a very slow tortured conversation. I ended up going to get my smart phone which had a translation app (very handy!).
Lots of steep uphill today, finally reaching one of the highest points of the whole trip, the Col du Bonhomme
At one point Barbara thought she was being attacked by a bull, but after scrambling up a rock to escape it turned out to be a cow with horns in a frisky mood!
Views back down the valley have been stunning. Thankfully the weather has stayed sunny but cool (upper 60's?)- perfect for hiking. ...