an early morning stroll through aosta before catching my flight out of turin
posted on Aug. 17, 2013
elisabetta to aosta
our last day of hiking and then a bus back to aosta to gather our street clothes and head home the next day.
posted on Aug. 16, 2013
courmayeur to elisabetta
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...
posted on Aug. 15, 2013
bonatti to courmayeur
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!
posted on Aug. 14, 2013
franatti to bonatti
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...
posted on Aug. 13, 2013
st. rhemy to franatti
another day straight up to the newest rifugio in the alps. and a lovely one. with bunks that weren't sketchy.
posted on Aug. 12, 2013
champillon to st. rhemy
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!
posted on Aug. 11, 2013
ollomont to champillon
a short hike, but straight up. this was around the time we switched from the house box wine to buying bottles.
posted on Aug. 10, 2013
close to ollomont
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...
posted on Aug. 09, 2013
cuney to close
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...
posted on Aug. 08, 2013
barmasse to cuney
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...
posted on Aug. 07, 2013
grand tournalin to barmasse
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...
posted on Aug. 06, 2013
vieux crest to grand tournalin
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...
posted on Aug. 05, 2013
alpenzu to vieux crest
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...
posted on Aug. 04, 2013
aosta to alpenzu
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...
posted on Aug. 03, 2013