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Photos showing the Chalet des Cascades, with Apartment La Pleureuse, Chalet Henriette, plus the walk from Lac de Joux Plane to La Bourgoise summit, views to Mont Blanc, paragliders, swallowtail butterfly, various wild flowers and a walk in SamoŽns.

Link to Google Satellite view of the area plus the track of the walk.

 

ITINERARY
Gentle stroll from Lac de Joux Plane to La Bourgeoise, 2hrs. 
Picnic at lake for some followed by lunch and rodeo in SamoŽns.
Para Gliders

 


The following are two photographs and a movie taken during Liz's reconnaissance trips while researching the walks  .....

Cascade La Pleureuse: which translates as The Weeping Woman, The Crying Woman, The Moaning Woman or professional mourner (female) at a funeral .....

 

Note the rainbow.

 

Dartmoor CAM movie. TIP .....
  • press F11 to make more "Full Screen", remembering to press it again to regain Normal Screen.

A movie of the Cascade du Rouget.

Click the photo to download

File size: 2.5 MB.
Length 15 secs

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The two visitors' apartments: Nant-Large and La Pleureuse.

 

 

 

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ST - Chalet Henriette - linked to the Google Maps Streetview of the road, showing the chalet.

 

J&JP

 

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At the car park, ready for our first stroll.

 

J&JP

 

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Mont Blanc, elevation 4,810 metres (15,781 feet), 33 km (20 miles) distant .....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Early morning frost still on the trees, actually, the mountains are not even discernible on the original image and this is somewhat "fiddled", rapidly.

 

Ditto.

 

IMcC - Mont Blanc.

 

IMcC - Chris and Isobel with Mont Blanc behind.

 

J&JP

 

J&JP

 

JT - Sue with Mont Blanc behind.

 

ST

 

ST

 

J&JP

 

On the summit of La Bourgeoise, above SamoŽns, at 1,770 metres (5,807 feet).

 

 

 

 

 

The quick way down!

 

JT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

J&JP

 

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Swallowtail butterfly, probably a male judging by the narrowness of the abdomen.  

 

The town of SamoŽns below .....

 

The climb up from the town can be seen in this YouTube video, it runs for 5:30 minutes. .

 

A speedwell-type flower.

 

A viola.

 

 

 

Lac de Joux Plane - and a descent by skateboard (towards Morzine, lasting for 5:41 minutes) - some people like adrenaline "rushes"!

 

The cow bell choir.

 

Off on a loop to view Lac Nyon in the distance .....

 

 

 

Cow bells, again.

 

A view of Lac de Joux Plane.

 

Distant view of Lac Nyon .....

 

Zoomed view.

 

Zooned view to (believed) Chalets de Joux Plane, where the ski lift terminates.

 

Gentian - there's a few of these, just look down the page!

 

 

 

Chalet de Joux Plane ......

 

 

 

 

 

J&JP - Wild West festival in SamoŽns .....

 

J&JP

 

J&JP

 

LM

 

LM

 

Back in the streets of SamoŽns .....

 

 

 

 

 

The town bar.

 

 

 

During research before the trip, I found this snow chains sign ..... the blue sign above the No Entry sign .....

 

When we got there, it had melted away!

 

Our neighbourhood.

 

 

 

Cascades - all through the night!

 

La Chapelle .....