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... 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 ...
... to make most of the remaining afternoon before finding somewhere for the night. After having lunch me and Rich headed to the grassy stoney beach just down from where we were to join all the people swimming and sun bathing. Jan and Chris sat on a wall by the camper to watch as the idea of getting into cold water wasn't appealing to them. Had the following incident not occurred they may have changed their mind as it was getting quite warm sitting in the sun and a nice swim ...
... of vertical ladders and metal bridges set against the side of the mountain. After two days and hours of rock scrambling, we were ready for a different kind of adventure, so we chose the ladders. Wow! This way is not for those even remotely afraid of heights! First, we had to walk along a sheer cliff a tiny ledge making our way safe by holding a metal chain anchored into the rock. One wrong step,or slip could send you over the ...
... pension which gives you a room with dinner and breakfast but then she snorted and said that dinner was over and that we were too late even though people were obviously still eating their dinners. I objected and was just before causing a scene when she directed us to a table and plopped a bowl of thin rice soup between us. Not too long after she brought us a few slices of mystery meat and a bowl of rice and followed it with canned mandarin oranges with ...
... unbelievable, we are so high! Hopefully the cloud will lift, even if momentarily so we can glimpse the whole mountain.
Unlike the Appalachian Trail, which is a straightforward path from Georgia to Maine, this hike is done in what's called stages and in the one and only English book on it-- the Bible of the Haute Route-- there are 14 stages. Often there are several alternative routes that get hikers to the same place but on different trails, maybe over ...