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A families outing near Marchairuz

We've finally all got a day off at the same time, so we're off, snowshoeing madly and catching up on all the news.

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.

Exploring near the Col du Marchairuz, 10 March 2013

Here's a parking spot on the Col du Marchairuz at nearly lunchtime on a Saturday. We're going to grab it!

A brisk business in noon-time fondues -- we can't usually get near it on the weekend unless the weather's blissfully awful.

We leave Dieter the VW behind and strike off on our own . . .

. . . and immediately run into obstacles, which will have to be reported to the Tourist Board.

Teny and Kristin are catching up on family news . . .

. . . and getting up on top of another obstacle.

Prof Pirri devises his own snowshoey way down . . .

. . . and so does Kristin.

So we're taking extra care.

All's temporarily well that temporarily ends well.

Now what?

Prof Pirri leads on into the wilderness (as it were).

Doubts are smoldering about our guide.

We're following along regardless, discussing all sorts of things . . .

. . . and telling heartwarming political jokes . . .

. . . and not wandering too far off the track.

More doubts begin to present.

Up. Just go up.

So we go up . . .

. . . whilst catching up on family matters.

Now what?

We're on an old track out towards Mont de Bière, and will turn back soon.

Here, in fact

The Col du Marchairuz lies up that way somewhere. Or not.


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