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December 2012 hiking

Mostly round Greek temples and Norman fortifications

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.

First snow of the winter: Above La St-George

After the first snow of the winter, we're on our way up the Route des Montagnes to try out our new snow tires, 2 December 2012.

A little deeper, and then . . . quite deep, so we turn around.

And get horribly stuck.

No winter shovel in the car yet, so it's nearly an hour digging out by hand. We're down out of here!

Farther down the mountain, above La St-George, the trees are uniformly adorned by a vertical stripe of snow.

A contouring farm road through the forest of Les Mossières

Signs up for the imminent start of the cross-country skiing season, on the Glacière road above St-George

Farm road promenade

Just off the farm road, something interesting catches our eye.

Another secret entrance to the Underworld . . .

. . . or just a convenient shelter for the forest creatures from time to time.

Mid-December hiking

Three weeks of our December hiking, such as it was, took place in Sicily (as above).

Boxing Day on the River Aubonne

Back from Sicily, mostly unpacked, we're down to see how the Aubonne River in Allaman has been doing without us. Boxing Day, 26 December 2013.

The December snow in the mountains is hurrying pell-mell into the lake.

A chilly day on Lake Geneva

Our traditional unambitious hour-and-a-half walk down the Aubonne at the end of the day -- the river level and flow are never the same.

And this is a lot of flow.

A fellow hiker on the trail

Lake Geneva near Allaman in the post-Christmas afternoon


Kristin and geese at the mouth of the Aubonne, called La Grève, with France across the way

Kristin loves nothing so much as geese, except for marmots. And kitties (and foxes, harbor seals, and sheepsies).

The little marina called Les Batiaux

Back upriver


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