Alpine view hiking in Chamonix
This past week has been pretty warm. I have been swimming to keep cool. We also had several apartment visits, but are still looking for the right place.
Today was a cooler, pleasant day, so we drove to Chamonix and spent the day meandering through the town and hiking up the mountains. Chamonix is an hour on the highway from our apart-hotel. It is a bustling ski town with tons to do and lots of windows to look into at sausages, sky supplies, and sweets. We joined the crowds of tourists wandering through the town streets, but really enjoyed heading up the mountains on the steep, quiet trails, in the refreshing mountain air. It was a great day and the first Alpine challenge for our legs.
Trail with a view
Derek enjoying the breathtaking view of Mt. Blanc
Kim climbing some boulders over a little stream
Resting in town after the hike before returning for the evening