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... as is
our way we set off on what turned out to be a five hour walk to the top of a
mountain and back.
The first four kilometers was up what I will call the 37
corner path. The route was along an old road that wound its way through 37
corners up to the top of the cliff. From here we took an arbitrary turnoff and
ended up walking for another hour until we arrived in a little mountain village
called Les Granges. Here we stopped for a drink before heading down ...
6th September. The sun is still shining and warm. We have arrived not far from the snow topped mountain of Mont Blanc at a campsite called 'Les Domes de Miage' where jeans were changed to shorts and we sat outside in the sun, the day is perfect. We can see Mountains capped with snow around us but not sure if any is the Mont Blanc from where we are but we had an awesome look at it on our drive here. We have all done some laundry, showered, fed and are going to relax for ...
... bridge! then a ladder and one more bridge until I could step down to a giant rock. And all with a backpack on! Yikes, it was a bit exciting!
The scenery getting there was awesome, as was the scenery leaving and getting to our end town of Arolla. We saw a herd of Chamonix (deer like mammal) today which was cool. We also saw the famous Matterhorn ( mountain) for the first time. Woo hoo, it was a great day!
... a maze of boulders uninterrupted by any patches of level footing whatsoever. Well above the treeline we had nothing in our view except rock after rock and boulder after boulder and the rim of the surrounding mountains did not seem to get any closer regardless of the number of boulders we climbed. At last we were treated to good views of both the long horned ibex and the shorter horned chamois as we continued our ascent to Col Louvie.
... and playing Farkle. What a life!
Dinner came almost unexpectedly as our caretaker brought over steaming bowls of vegetable soup in a tomato broth followed by a pile of tender leafy greens lightly dressed with a Dijon vinegarette. We were all bundled up in this unheated room and so the big ramikins of penne pasta swimming in a tomato sauce that was to die for and then covered over by a layer of bubbling hot cheese(and not your ordinary cheddar either) was a cheered ...