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Late summer 2014

Fun whilst it lasted

Newly back from relaxing lakeside in the USA, we're reaquainting ourselves with the region of the Chablais.

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 hamlet of Ensex and the Col d'Encrene

We're leaving from the Col de la Croix (1776m), a fairly sunny day so far, 8 October 2014.

Kristin's off like the hounds after the fox.

We have but to follow.

Looking due west towards the hamlet of Ensex above Villars-sur-Ollon

Ensex (1812m), with the weather becoming a bit threatening

Ensex, with the cows still up on the mountain

Ensex, with Les Diablerets behind

Admiring the chalets

Now we're going up . . .

. . . and up . . .

. . . and a bit more up.

The Col d'Encrene (1936m) in a little drizzly rain

Kristin's keen to keep exploring.

Doubtless not exactly the right path, but we'll see where it goes.

Mont d'Or (centre) and the Gros Van (behind to the right) to the north

We're curious to see where this path goes. The Oldenhorn and Sex Rouge of Les Diablerets are on the horizon.

The smart money says that the path is leading to that ski installation on the ridge over there; not where we want to go.

That's where we're meant to be going, below Les Pyramides de gypse (1842m) and to the right.

It's time for some off-piste scrambling down, to beat the rain.

The ski installation of Les Mazots on the road between Les Diablerets village and the Col de la Croix; the little mountain of La Palette (1918m) is left-centre on the horizon.

The Oldenhorn (left) and the Sex Rouge of the Diablerets massif

We've come down the scrambly way. The sky is clearing.

Passing by the Pyramides de gypse and back to the Col de la Croix.

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