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We stayed in Chamonix for two weeks making day hikes from our hotel.I had stayed here twice before when doing the Tour of Mont Blanc.
Great to get the cable car up to Aiguille du Midi (3842m) and look over at Mont Blanc, its quite expensive so pick a day with a clear sky and go early.
We used the cicerone guide by Hilary Sharp "Mont …
... being extremely damp is home to many different
varieties of mushrooms, ferns and moss. On the way down we met up with an Adder
Snake which had just shed its skin.
The interesting part of the descent is that although it is
extremely steep and rocky, there are tracks that indicate that some maniacs
actually ride mountain bikes down these paths.
Eventually we arrived at a small group of chalets called
Gueuroz. These were probably holiday homes but a few ...
... been refreshing. As soon as Rich and I had got to the beach I headed straight for the water to see how cold it was. Not thinking I walked on what appeared to be the remains of a large old concrete pipe, it was smoother to walk on than the fairly big stones, it was slimy the closer I got in and as I found out, very slippery. I don't quite recall but my foot just went from underneath me and I landed *******to the piece of concrete pipe, stone's and edge of the water. I ...
... bridge! then a ladder and one more bridge until I could step down to a giant rock. And all with a backpack on! Yikes, it was a bit exciting!
The scenery getting there was awesome, as was the scenery leaving and getting to our end town of Arolla. We saw a herd of Chamonix (deer like mammal) today which was cool. We also saw the famous Matterhorn ( mountain) for the first time. Woo hoo, it was a great day!
Our last day in Chamonix. Woke up as saw the sun shining – YAY. Went out and opened the curtains and sure enough patchy cloud but quite a nice day (not as clear as our first day, but there is still time).
Looked at the time – Holy &$%#. Its 8 o'clock. Sam woke up just after that, but apparently had been awake earlier and saw me still asleep. Oh well, better get ...