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Today is the
second last day of my holiday so I felt I should do a heavy hike as it is to be
my last one. I’m now in a hotel in Megeve, a fairly upmarket village
particularly in the ski season about 30 kms from Chamonix. It is also only an
hour’s drive from Geneva which makes the return of my rental car on Sunday
prior to joining my flight home that much easier.
As all the
... 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 ...
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 ...
The next morning, the weather still being very good, we opted to take the high mountain trail to our next stop. And high it was, crossing a snow bank at one point on this sunny Sept 4th.
The hike down from the snowy pass was steep and rocky but our knees seem to be getting used to it. After a few hours, as we neared the bottom of the valley, a French boy, a farm hand, stopped us from taking a wrong turn and showed us a shortcut through a farm pasture that ...
... holding her other arm. Both of us felt kind of emotional seeing that.
After about 7 hours total hiking we reached Refuge de Croix de Bonhomme. Although the setting was stunning, this would turn out to be our least favorite refuge of the whole trip. Hot showers were not available till 5 pm (get in line) and the hot water ran out about 20 minutes later. The meal was almost inedible, and when the dinning room ...