running late

I was running a bit behind this morning (nothing new), and arrived in Thoiry too late to hitch a ride to our morning meet-up. I called the girls to start without me, and then hauled up the trail to try to join them. It took a while, but I finally heard my friends ahead of me. I was dripping with sweat and tired from the unexpected intensity of my morning climb...this should teach me to be on time (or be a really good training exercise). Now that we were together, we continued up to Le Reculet as planned, stopping to admire the grazing chamois, and enjoy the warm, still air.   

Since we didn't have anywhere particular to be, Astrid and I extended our loop out to Crozet as the other two made the run back down.  

Making friends on the mountain...