Haute Route - Hiking From Chamonix to Trient
I left Jennifer at the train station in Chamonix, saddened that we were separating, but with a lighter load. She took a lot of my weight until we met again. The plan was for me to walk the first two days in one so that we could have more time in Zermatt when we finished. The directions from the book were pretty clear, although there were two places I got very confused just getting out of Chamonix. I really missed not having Jennifer to ask for help.
Once I got to Le Tour I saw hordes of people entering the trams to climb up to the col. It’s certainly the more civilized way to go. Instead, I hit the trail and was mocked by the repeated shadows of the tram carrying the less adventurous to the top. The end of the tram line marked the halfway point of my climb. So I stopped and had a little lunch; leftover sausage and day old bread.
As I entered Leputy, the town before Trient, I was blown away by the wildflowers. They seemed to have expanded since we
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