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... for beautiful views of the surrounding mountains, a couple of paragliders, and the fresh new snow on all the peaks.
This will be our last entry for this trip! If you've been reading along - thanks! We have had a wonderful trip and enjoyed the company of good friends Cindy and Ted McCord on these last 2 weeks of it!
Bonsoir for now! (off to have some raclette and tartaflette for dinner!)
... gondola of the day and 20 minutes later we reached the top, 3842m high. We were a little naive about the weather up at the top but we were quick to realise it wasn't a joke. It was 0 degrees and we were cold, especially if you found yourself in the wind. We saw so many people in their hiking snow gear trek off the mountain top out into the open snow. We spent an hour or so at the very top and took in the ...
... dense forest.
Once I did
get some altitude, the autumn colours of the near countryside complimented by
the many distant peaks poking through the clouds was very attractive. Most of the deciduous trees had bright autumn colours and on some the leaves were so dry they tinkled in the light breeze as I hiked past adding some magic to the scene. The
hike overall certainly gave me the workout I wanted and ...
... day was Jono getting slapped by some fiesty Italians after they broke his stein.
Day two saw some seriously committed stein consumption, gee whiz we got stuck in hard. The old hands ensured we got there early enough to get a seat in one of the bigger tents so we could drink comfortably all day. I must have proceeded to eat everything in sight once we hit the rides. Oktoberfest was a truly amazing experience, I'd encourage everyone to do it ...
John, my brother in law and I had a magnificent day up at L'Aguille de Midi (3,841m) high above Chamonix followed by a three hour hike from the cable car's mid station to a glacier where we caught a little mountain cog railway back down to Chamonix.
We were very lucky; the weather was perfect, full sunshine and beautifully clear air. Great for photos. I'll enter more details once I have a little more time. I just wanted to get these photos up on the ...