hiking: le môle (1863m)

There is still a lot of snow up in the mountains, but we're ready to start with some lower elevation hikes. (I've heard some resorts might open for the novelty of skiing the first weekend of June...there's that much snow). We can't wait any longer to start the hiking season, so we went for an easy afternoon hike to the summit of Le Mole - through fog and flurries.    

Daffodils and snow together on the slope.

There should be spectacular views of the Alps from the summit, but we were trapped in a cloud when we got there. We waited a bit, our fingers froze, but the clouds cleared enough to enjoy some of the view over the valley. The trail would be a good training run, so we'll plan to come back, when the visibility is a bit better.