Monday, August 2, 2010

Are we there yet? YES. Finale of le hiking...


We came over the cliff that we "scaled" (I scaled, Dan scrambled...), and just when I thought "Goddamn I need a break," we turned around and there it was. I gasped. And kind of screamed and giggled all at once in that exhausted sort of way of someone who has just scaled a cliff. I was so excited to see that big stinkin' cross. Hiking to Reculet has been a big goal of mine since we moved to France, despite having never hiked before, and I feel like it is a big rite of passage when living here in Thoiry...to get there on my second time hiking finally made me feel like a Thoiry-sian...warm fuzzy feelings all around...


[Happy hiker.]


[The cool kids hang out at 1719 meters...]





[Cool kids...]


[I'm a cool kid...]




[Of course Mont Blanc comes out to play in the background and my eyes are closed!]




[The view on the other side of the mountain...]



{View on our side of the mountain of Lake Geneva...]



[I'll take pictures of Mont Blanc where I can get it...]


[Lunch time at the second highest point in the Jura Mountains...]


[Couscous has never tasted so good...]










[I like to climb on things...]




[Good-bye Reculet...]


[Beginning our descent...]


[Our new French friends waving good-bye...]


[In order to see more of the Jura, we took an alternate route home, which meant I didn't have to scale down the cliff, and would get to see Thoiry-Devant...which is just an old shack looking house...woo-hoo...]




[Dude is straight up crazy...]


[Alpine cows and an alpine house...]


[Sinkhole/cave/where they hide the dead bodies...]


[Reculet in the distance...]




[Just after Thoiry Devant...]



[Home.]

And as if you haven't overdosed on Reculet pictures yet, here's a video from the top...
video

2 comments:

  1. That's a crazy accomplishment! I'm sure if I hiked up there I'd end up falling straight into that sinkhole

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  2. Oh no! That's where all the dead bodies are! Stay on the trail woman!

    PS - I want Mrs. Honey's hat from the Cousin's wedding...

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