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A rainy day on Grand Cunay

It's been a fabulous winter for snowshoers here in the Jura mountains, but now summer's here . . . or is it?

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.

We'll have the hiking paths to ourselves: a rainy 15 May 2013.

The mid-19th century Hotel du Marchairuz (1449m), the logical starting place.

Despite the rain, our guide is determined.

And initially enthusiastic.

A bit muddy.

And impatient.

But persistent.

Sometimes reflective.

But reinvigorated.

Our first destination.

The farm of Grand Cunay

We're slightly triumphant.

And now well-informed

The ski club cabane, with only a few mountain flowers

Our guide is momentarily lost.

But careful

And reparative



And confident


But lost again

Approaching Mont de Bière Devant

The top ridge of Mont de Bière Devant

Lake Geneva. Nearly indistinguishable.

The farm of Mont de Bière Devant


But probably cosy



A little wet and fed up

Slogging along, as needed

And back to Marchairuz. The sun should be bursting forth any minute now.


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