Peck's personal Web site
eventful, but in a quiet way
round the world some of them were trying in vain
to convince the rest of us that it would be a fun
idea to go bomb a lot of the folks down in Iraq, D. Peck and friends spent the
fall and winter hiding out in the safest place they could think of.
last sortie on snowshoes for the year
a very nice winter it's been, though way too short. (Have you noticed that they're
getting shorter every year? Is that climate change? Age?)
may not find this terribly rewarding unless you're included here, so this is a
good time for casual and random browsers to turn back before they get too caught
up in the sweep and majesty of the proceedings and can't let go.
aesthetically rewarding walk up from Les Paccots
April 2003, the Promising Lads try to get in one more snowshoe excursion before
the whole world deliquesces. This is at Les Joncs (1200m), which is above Les
Paccots, which is above Châtel-St-Denis, which is above Vevey. In Switzerland.
That's Dr Pirri there in the picture, hapless.
-- Let's go.
Pirri darts straight up near Grevalla-Dessus, almost sprinting, in a fit of youthful
exuberance and joie de vivre.
farm of Grevalla-Dessus on its isolated little hilltop.
still more joie de vivrey by the moment, Dr Pirri leaps upward from Grevalla and
leaves his photographic crew behind him. In the dust, so to speak.
Prof. Pirri approaches a little unnamed summit at 1568m, near the farm of Pralet,
southeast of Paccots.
takes advantage of a convenient nearby cross to strike a pose. The Dent de Lys
is peaking over his shoulder.
employs the same cross for the same purpose (after tying his digital camera onto
Dr Pirri's wrist to make triply sure that he didn't drop it a half-mile straight
to move onward, a very sunny 13 April at the end of a good season. Le Moléson in the background.
farm of Le Pralet just down the hill a bit.
farm of Pralet just below the aforementioned little summit.
Pirri contemplates the Dent de Lys (not today's destination).
Le Berry near the Col de Lys, looking southwestward towards the Col de Soladier,
with Jaman and Rochers de Naye beyond and the long, deep Chauderon ravine curving
down to Montreux on Lake Geneva.
to go home
prepares to march down the long way around to Les Joncs and turn in his snowshoes
for the year. His bicycle is calling to him.
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All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 27 May 2003, revised 14 June 2007, 27 January 2014.