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wintry fun in the country the neo-cons have so far overlooked
in the springtime
cloud-blobbed sky, lots of mud, and the drippy last of the snow, and some soggy
explorations near Paccots
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.
Les Paccots, specifically the Lac des Joncs, Joe and Kristin squoosh up wet grass
to have a look at the farm of Grevalla-Dessus (1387m) on a partially-cloudy afternoon,
18 April 2004.
Dessus (upper Grevalla), at 1387m, overlooks Grevalla Dessous (lower Grevalla),
and Dr Pirri squooshes up wet grass with the very best of them.
Grevalla Dessus farms sits on a stark little hilltop with excellent views, on
clear days, and Joe and Kristin squoosh over to see whatever there is to be seen.
think a bit and then prepare to climb on to P1568.
the Unnamed Summit, hovers on the horizon.
it's the cross that impels them, or beckons.
is that other guy, what's his name? The one with the camera."
here! I'm here! Look. I'm right behind you."
gospel hymns on Point 1568m, near the Pralet farm on a cloudy day
Paccots-Dessous farm at 1431m as the soggy hikers seek innovative ways back down
can frequently be wrong. Hikers persevere in the belief that all roads lead to
Lake Geneva, or near enough.
Lake Geneva road is becoming complicated and we welcome alternative suggestions.
Pirri spies a farm at 1350m and concludes that all is not lost, including himself.
here it should be an easy matter and a long trudge back to Joncs above Les Paccots, and
bracing hot chocolate for some but not all of us.
But the map was wrong again.
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, .
All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 29 May 2004, revised 1 October 2008, 27 January 2014.