Day 10 — Back to France — Trient to le Tour
Day 10: Back in Chamonix, France
Miles So Far (approximately): 87 miles (13 or so to go).
Total Trip Elevation: 26,540 feet up, 26,806 feet down total.
I can’t believe we only have one more day! I am quickly understanding the draw of long distance trekking!
Today was a beautiful hike from the quiet Swiss village of Trient up to Col de Balme on the Swiss-French border.
The hike began with a hike through Trient and a neighboring village and quickly began a series of long, steep switchbacks through forest. Once the switchbacks ended, the views opened up and were stunning.
Very quickly, we climbed to the Col and the refuge where we enjoyed coffees and some baked treats.
Unfortunately, the weather turned foul and we faced a voice of hiking through potentially hazardous weather or taking a short-cut to a chairlift and gondola down to the town of La Tour. We opted to be safe and avoid the nasty weather and took the chair and gondola down. Once down, we took a bus to our lodging back in Chamonix. This freed time for us to do laundry, relax, and try the local fondue!
Tomorrow, we finish the trek!
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