Residence Le Hameau des Ecrins
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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... can't believe I actually got to experience it!
The first thing we saw when we got off the bus was a dog sledding team, I knew immediately that I would love it up there. The dogs were all so excited to get running and I was just holding myself back from going up and saying hi to all of them!
I spent the day snowshoeing around the mountains and got to see a few mountain ...
... because the hill was sortof steep and had a curve at the bottom, but a nice French lady helped get my ski poles back to me and I was off again without further complications. Because it went well the first time down that route and my improvement between the first two runs I took... I thought I'd try it again.
This time however, I hadn't given my legs the chance to take a break and I didn't have the strength to slow down so I had several major wipe outs ...
... we weren't total wreckages and did gain some early confidence. When a green run turned blue and we were faced with several rather steep drops, ridiculously considered 'slopes' the talked about confidence quickly disappeared. Ploughing wasn't going to get us through that though and at this point Tori, I began to reconsider your quote 'nothing great was ever achieved staying in your comfort Zone'. As to conquerer this one, we actually needed to ...
... high passes. There are so many passes signposted around here I am only just nibbling around the edges.
The challenging pass has a glorious smooth ride up and down again but at the summit the road deteriorates badly and runs over a series of deep water gullies, though they are dry at this time of year. Definitely rip the sump off quite a few low-sling sports cars though.
We've left Lourmarin with some sorrow, but soon perked up when we got into the Alps. It's been a perfect day, the trees are turning Autumn colours and although it's 26 degrees there's snow on the high tops. Briancon has this amazing fort built to keep the Italians out many years ago. Tomorrow we go over the mountain to Italy toward ...