This morning, Derek and I went for an all-out run up Le Colomby. I can't believe this was my first time to this (too crowded) popular summit. The route totaled a little more than 10km with over 1000m+. We startled more than a few hikers in winter jackets, as we took the summit. It was a challenging uphill, and then so much fun to whiz down.
Calmed by the morning's exertion, we were ready to meet friends for an afternoon of family hiking on the Bellegarde end of the Jura. After the ascent, a break for some snacks and espresso on the trail, we all broke into a run for the descent down the rocky trail. Impressive future trail stars with us! We spent the evening grilling, playing yard games, and sitting around the campfire, even serenaded by Blandine's violin. This might be the most perfect summer day.