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de Poêle Chaud
of the Jura's answers to the Alps
A hike up the hill in crappy weather, 2 March 2002
set the scene: La Dôle, from the "weather station" on the Pointe
de Poêle Chaud (1626 meters altitude), February 2000. [I learnt later, thanks
to P. Misteli, that this is actually the amateur radio French-Swiss relay station
amateur radio relay station, February 2000.
The narrator prepares to head on up there on 2 March 2002, but only if he can
talk some other bewildered soul into coming along and keeping up a steady distracting
stream of humorous chatter.
who better when you need a steady distracting stream of humorous chatter than
off into the foggy forest en route to the Poêle Chaud, hopefully, later
in the day.
way, did you say?"
"Okay. Have you got the lunch?"
thought YOU had the lunch."
we're here at the bottom and preparing to start straight up for the Pointe de
Poêle Chaud, Prof. Pirri feigns hunger pains.
beautiful albeit inclement route along the summit ridgeline to Poêle Chaud.
fine tree growing out of a large rock, about 100 meters down from the top of the
Pointe de Poêle Chaud.
Mom! Here we are, at the amateur radio relay station at the Pointe de Poêle
Chaud, ready for a belated but well-earned LUNCH. 2 March 2002
Pirri peeking round from the other side of the radio station, 2 March 2002.
on the Pointe de Poêle Chaud.
sorry, there were two portions of lunch, but I'm afraid I've had to eat them both."
leading off the ridge between Pointe de Poêle Chaud and Pointe de Fin Château down into the forest towards Givrine, early March 2002.
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All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 25 June 2002, revised 17 November 2013.