Dwight Peck's personal website
breaks from poring over the newspapers as the Bushies implode
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.
snow in early December -- hikes around Le Sollier
is the leader today, in bountiful new snow in the Jura, 10 December 2005, making
trail from the far side of the Col de la Givrine straight up into the very dense thickets.
happens sometimes that even Dr Pirri has to pause and reconsider his attraction
to dense thickets.
there are no thickets for Dr Pirri to lead us into, he may be able to suggest
some awkward steepness nearby.
is the little combe at about 1300m in the Bois de la Givrine, just southwest of
the Le Sollier farm.
the Sollier farm, 10 December 2005, with the Noirmont on the horizon. The crosscountry
ski track from Givrine, called the "Boucle du Sollier", passes through
The next day
next day, 11 December 2005, La Dôle from above La Givrine on a VERY windy
did La Dôle go? It looks like Mt Everest in the monsoon season, except for
all the trees and the radar station on top.
La Trelasse, across the road as we start our hike
Along a forest track
exceptional tree in the Bois de la Givrine
Durham planted firmly in the Bois de la Givrine
Sollier farm from the east
wind at Le Sollier, 11 December 2005
Dôle over the rooftops
Durham preparing for a hearty lunch out of the wind, with no luck
lunch out of the wind
corral northeast of Le Sollier
Durham breaking out of the compound
views of Le Sollier farm on a sunny, windy day, with lots of airplane contrails
have to leave now. Good bye.
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, .
All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 4 February 2006, revised 24 November 2013, 23 January 2020.