Dwight Peck's personal Web site

Winter 2004-2005

as life's hectic non-stop party threatens to get out of control and really exhausting


Kristin's January 2005 visit

You 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.

The "Plateforme"

13 January 2005: Dr Joe and Ms Kristin strike out on snowshoes across The Platform, the blessedly flattish kilometre just to the north of the road between Marchairuz and the Vallée de Joux, bound they know not where (the photographer has the map).

Snow came late to Switzerland this winter, as frequently in recent years -- this is mid-January. But afterward it dumped for three weeks and got everybody stuck in knee-deep and snarled the roads up along Lake Geneva for a long time -- and then it melted away all at once. Go figure.

Hikers circumambulate the elegant contours of Le Plateforme . . .

"Everything that descends must converge"

That's the narrator there in the centre (Dr Pirri's exiting hastily on the left)

Kristin in Switzerland, 13 January 2005

At the end of the day, Kristin and Professor Joe returning over the woods near La Perrause, facing (obviously) westward

The end of another excellent hike (the car is over there on the far side of the farm of Pré de Bière, a mere 20 minutes away)

Kristin at home in Bassins, hopefully looking forward to a shower, 13 January 2005

Kristin's January 2005 visit

Visit to Leysin

Hike across "Le Plateforme"

Hike up Le Noirmont


Feedback and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, . All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 27 March 2005, revised 3 October 2008, 5 January 2014.


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