Thursday, March 29, 2012

First hike of the season.

{Doc and the view above St. Jean de Gonville}
This past Saturday Doc and I took advantage of the amazing weather and went for a hike in the Jura, the mountain chain of which we live at the "foot" of. (And when I say "foot," it's a complete and utter misnomer, which you realize when carrying bags of groceries and/or plants and/or a coffee table and/or etc up from the shopping center or bus stop. It's still very much "up" in every sense of the word.)

But I digress.
{Me and my sweet new Lafuma belly bag. Tres cool, no? Right? Hello?}
We're lucky enough that there is a cow pasture directly behind our house that leads to one of the many different trails leading up the Jura. It also tends to be pretty quiet as the main hiking attractions in Thoiry are Reculet and Crêt de la Neige, and there are more widely used trails in the center of town to make your ascent to those landmarks.
{Wild daffodils}
 {"Duck, dip, dodge, dive and dodge."}
{Doc and a little pocket of snow.}

We couldn't go much higher because it was getting late and there is still snow on the top of the mountain, but I'm hoping this weekend we can explore a little higher up. We were out on the mountain for about 4 hours, and with an earlier start this week we'll hopefully be able to do a lot more adventuring.

And there's something about a glass of wine after a few hours hiking that just makes it taste so much better, don't you think?
A la prochaine friends...

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