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wintry fun in the country the neo-cons have so far overlooked
Scenic Jura mountain views from the late spring 2004
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.
Perroude du Vaud, 15-16 April 2004
Starting off inauspiciously, with a near miss
The capital of the wood ant nation
See more anthills here
Kristin somewhere above the village of Bassins
Preparing to attack a hill in snowshoes
Good snowshoe form
-- It's a beautiful day, isn't it
La Foirausaz, 8 May 2004
Not such a beautiful day, this one, or beautiful in a different way
This is a collection of photos of the farm of La Foirausaz from all angles, some of which will join our Farms series.
This is taken from the west
And this from the north
And this from the east
No other photographs from that hike.
Mont Tendre, 15 May 2004
That's La Foirausaz again, a week later. The Monts de Bière are up on the left horizon.
We're trudging past on our way to Mont Tendre
The ridge of Mont Tendre
Late spring cornices
Up to the top, on the right. France in the background.
A look back along the long massif of Mont Tendre from the summit pylon. We'll go home along the snowless ridge on the right.
An ample hole in the middle of the pasture at the southwest end of the Mont Tendre ridge, near the cabane of La Pivette
Some years ago we saw the tracks of someone who'd fall into that one and of his or her friends hauling him back out of it again. There was a broken skipole still to be seen some way down it.
Pointe de Poêle Chaud, 16 May 2004
The next day, we're having a quiet solo jaunt up the Poêle Chaud by our normal route, bushwhacking the forest up to the Pointe de Fin Château (1555m) and then stalking up along the ridge to the summit at 1628m.
Looking back at the Point de Fin Château
Near the summit
La Dôle across the way
The Cointrin airport of Geneva facilities on top
Descending to the southeast, a glance over at the Pointe de Fin Château
The unmarked path the summit southeastward down to the Chalet des Apprentis (1507m)
The Pointe de Fin Château. We're going back to St-Cergue round the far side of the mountain, down the valley of Le Vuarne.
Mont Tendre again, 20 May 2004
Back to Mont Tendre again, this time walking up "the valley of dead trees"
Mind the step
The summit pylon in the dead centre
More dead trees
We've been to the top now, and we're returning by a wandery route.
The isolated barn of Le Sorcier
Mont Tendre still again! 29 May 2004
And more dead trees. Or perhaps the same ones.
The little hut amongst Les Rochettes
The whole club has turned out for the occasion.
Riders, walkers, everyone's here.
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, .
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