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... is where the hikes I’ve done in
this region are different and for me less enjoyable than those of Switzerland. I
don’t enjoy heavy climbs without any scenery other than trees. Most of my climbs
in Switzerland were accompanied by spectacular scenery which provides immediate
reward for the effort. The good scenery today and last Monday didn’t start
until at least an hour of very heavy slogging ...
... when we where riding through Milan in the opposite direction on our way to Turkey in 2006)
After passing Turin, another large City, I was on my way to cross the tunnel of Fréjus between Bardonecchia, Italy and Modane, France.
I was stopped by security after paying the toll and directed to follow their van with flashing lights through the 13 km long tunnel and waiving good bye at the ...
... breathtaking views we had seen on the entire hike.
Barbara was excited to finally be in Italy. But she never dreamed she would walk to Italy! The downhill to Refugio Elisabetta was pretty easy and through yet another gorgeous valley. We arrived mid-afternoon. The name of the place made me think of my mother a bit. Wish she was here.
We took advantage of the time ...
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 ...
... they bought out candles, not to be romantic, they were running low on electricity! For the same reason we had no lights in our cramped dorm rooms, so we had to undress by headlamp. They had no wastebaskets and refused to take any trash because it was too hard for them to haul away, the location being so remote. Too add insult to injury, it was one of the most expensive refuges (about $135 for the two of us).