Aug. 16, 2013
our last day of hiking and then a bus back to aosta to gather our street clothes and head home the next day.
Aug. 15, 2013
our second to last day and our biggest climb. several of us opted to take the gondola halfway up instead. best 15 euros i spent. we also came across a donkey at…
Aug. 14, 2013
back into town today, although i don't have any photos of courmayeur. much like an italian vail, it's a ski town. also, another hotel, and another bath!
Aug. 13, 2013
some of the best views today after we got up and over the col. as a group we stopped to ready ourselves, you can see the trail in the next photo cut across the…
Aug. 12, 2013
another day straight up to the newest rifugio in the alps. and a lovely one. with bunks that weren't sketchy.
Aug. 11, 2013
another hotel, but we stayed dorm style in what looked to be a converted storage room. no matter. the wifi worked in the lobby. also – KITTENS!
Aug. 10, 2013
a short hike, but straight up. this was around the time we switched from the house box wine to buying bottles.
Aug. 09, 2013
there are no hiking shots because several of us took the day off. the 3rd photo is taken from the bus whizzing past the field we were running through the day…
Aug. 08, 2013
another very rainy day. our boots were soaked still, even with the wadded newspaper inside of them. the italians started off first but would lose the trail and…
Aug. 07, 2013
a full day of rain to cuney was not so fun, but one of my favorite moments happened early in the day. We came up and over the hill to some cows blocking the…
Aug. 06, 2013
this day started out nice, but ended in a hail storm. you can see the dam that we were hiking to in the 8th photo. we were nearly there when the skies opened up…
Aug. 05, 2013
another bright and sunny day, our last for several. a newer rifugio staffed by a delightful helpful boy named Claudio. some fog rolled through right after…
Aug. 04, 2013
second day on the trail. hello donkey! and cows. cows would prove to be a common theme. the next hut we arrived at was staffed by some canadians that had leased…
Aug. 03, 2013
our first day on the trail. we bussed from aosta to gressony st. jean, which had a lovely little church. we set out up to our first rifugio in some rapidly…
Aug. 02, 2013
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