After several more days of sub-zero temperatures in the Val d’Hérens (both during the day and overnight) the forecast for today was for up to 4 degrees C (39 F). 😅 So, to take advantage of this balmy weather, I decided to take the bus up to Arolla and walk back to Les Haudères.
Again I decided not to take the snow shoes, which was a big mistake, (some people never learn 🤭), as the snow was thigh deep in places and, even where people had gone before, it was much more difficult to wade through than I expected. However, after one or two detours via the road (and a quick refreshment at La Gouille), the path thereafter became much easier and I soon made it to Les Haudères.
Note that the first 3 photos below were taken from the bus on the way up to Arolla.