The Alps divides Europe into the east and west side, and Mont Blanc (4810m) separates France and Italy. In such dynamic mountains, there are a number of hiking trails. I hear that even a hiking map is sold at a shop.
My husband’s parents love walking in nature, and they took us to one of the mountains for hiking. My husband and I also love nature, so we were very excited.
The First Day
We arrived at the start of the hiking trail called Sentier du Char. Studying the course carefully, we started to walk in the mountains. No people, no cars, no noise, except the bell sound of cows. The sky is clear, the air is fresh, and cool breezes encouraged me to walk on. It was a four-hour walking.
Very peaceful. I felt like time runs very slowly there.
There is a lake in the distance. We had a rest for a while, looking down at the lake.
Many cows are spending their time tranquilly there, too.
I discovered many different faces of the mountains.
I discovered a lot of nature, too. Mushrooms, wild berries, and raspberries.
My husband picked up this much! They were very sweet.
My legs were heavy, and to make a few steps required a lot of effort.
The fresh cold water was much more delicious after the long walking.
The Second Day
This time we chose a hiking trail near the place where we were staying (Jarsy). We couldn’t reach the top because of the storm, but I’ll show some of the photos I took on the way.
We walked 4 hours again on that day, too. We saw many marmots there. They have poor eye sight, so it is possible to observe them from a distance.
And a storm was nearing.
These are flowers I found in the Alps.
Each flower is unique and beautiful.
I found many things in nature that I can’t find in a city.