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April 2005 visit to Switzerland
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.
2005 -- The snow's gone already. Wait, the snow's back.
meadows of La Genolière (1348m) above the Col de la Givrine, the snow was
nearly gone already, global warming with a vengeance. But now, in mid-April 2005,
the snow's back, and so is Kristin.
Grande Combe behind La Genolière, 16 April, as the snow starts blustering
out the snow storm unsuccessfully
We're looking for the farm of La Genolière
La Genolière, 1348m altitude
Genolière is a working farm, but also has a buvette/snack bar along the cross-country ski- and walking-track at midwinter from the Col de la Givrine past Vermeilley towards the Col du Marchairuz.
Leaving La Genolière
before we get snowed in.
More snow in Bassins
of new snow overnight -- that's Dieter, our Volkswagen station wagon,
groaning under the load of new snow in mid-April 2005.
The Bassins church next door
April 2005: "More snow?"
The forest just above Bassins.
Now we're off to Cannobio and Lago Maggiore for a week.
The Cabane du Carroz
Suiting up at the snowline, 24 April 2005
Dr Pirri is bringing his famous Yukon Charlies today
perhaps predictably, turns to rain -- Kristin and Joe getting drenched marching up
to the Cabane du Carroz of the Swiss Alpine Club.
Two snowshoe tracks diverged in a snowy wood . . .
hard snow, though, no snowshoes required . . .
. . . as
long as you walk precisely where everyone else has.
evidently inside the hut dining heartily, and the gardien can be seen washing
up his dishes in the kitchen.
Cabane du Carroz CAS with Kristin and a passerby hiding behind a rain-splotch
on the camera lens
Time to go
and Kristin trying to agree upon the least rainy way to proceed
Cabane du Carroz, April 2005
En route. Le Noirmont in the distance
The farm of L'Arzière below
the long way home, drenched hikers are vigorously discussing the advisability
of underwea . . . .well, never mind, you don't need to know that.
L'Arzière farm, 24 April 2005
Mind your step (it's a mountain-bike bridge over a cattle guard)
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, .
All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 3 April 2005, revised 4 October 2008, 10 September 2014.