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Camping at Seron, 1983

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Seron lies at 1813m near a col at 1880m that presides over the head of two separate valleys leading up from the village of L'Etivaz to the north. To the west one finds the Col des Mosses and to the east, Gsteig, near Gstaad; to the south lies a range of mountains -- Pic Chaussy, Châtillon, Le Tarent, La Para or Tournette, and Cape au Moine -- beyond which one comes to the town of Les Diablerets.

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On a bleak sort of early evening in May 1983, the narrator tries to figure all these directions out on his soggy map . . .

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. . . and finds that this is Seron after all. Our camping destination.

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Our hiking companion, below Cape au Moine, is doubtful.

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Tent and hiking companion in early evening on a little island formed by the creek

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The narrator returning to camp from a look-round on a foggy evening . . .

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. . . and departing the next day in similarly cheery weather.

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And later at home in Leysin, cleaning up the tent and things.

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