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Le Noirmont in the rain
Sodden fun in the Swiss Jura mountains
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.
Le Noirmont is a modest ridge along the French-Swiss border between La Cure and the Col de la Givrine. We've come here often, as often as not in bad weather, and we were here a few weeks ago, in even worse weather. So now we're back for another shot at it, 29 May 2016.
We begin at the Col de la Givrine in a wet fog (1211m). That's the farm/restaurant of La Trélasse and La Dôle in the mists behind.
The farm of Le Sollier (1290m)
The herd's back up in the pastures
A veteran of the black-vs-brown wars
The farm of Les Coppettes (1323m)
An electric fence -- even less fun in the pouring rain
One of us has got stuck under the electric fence; the other continues upward.
An artificial pond for the livestock. "Breakable ice."
It's very wet.
Checking for a signal
Signs of progress at last
Near the top of the first part of it
The skilift up from Les Rousses in France (1547m)
Down and up again to the proper summit
Le Noirmont, at 1567m, through a dripping camera lens
A different way down
-- Wait up.
This is an improbable and only slightly marked path down through rough ground on the eastern side of Le Noirmont.
-- Now jump.
-- Mind the step.
The only marking for the path, but strategically placed
Pastures above L'Arzière farm
Towards Les Coppettes farm again
The calf thinks we're idiots.
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, .
All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 1 September 2016.