La Sage, La Forclaz and Les Haudères Walk, Val d’Hérens, Switzerland

The difference between my walk earlier in the week at 700m to 1,000m was quite different to yesterday’s walk from Evolène at 1,400m to La Forclaz at 1,700m. The flowers are at least 2 weeks behind and, perhaps as a consequence, the butterflies were very thin on the ground. Nevertheless I managed to spot one or two ‘new’ ones (for this season anyway) for you to enjoy. 👍😊

I was also amazed to see how much snow there was on what was the cross-country skiing piste, near Les Haudères. It’s in the shade for most of the day, but nevertheless it’s still around 2ft (60cm) thick in places. (See pic 24).

4 thoughts on “La Sage, La Forclaz and Les Haudères Walk, Val d’Hérens, Switzerland

    • I’m glad you like those shots, as I always think it shows what the underfoot conditions are like – and whether it’s a (single) path or (wide) track. You would not believe how many crocuses emerge at this time of year. Firstly it’s the Spring Meadow Saffron, which appears in huge numbers, but is more ‘patchy’ in its coverage. Then as that disappears, the crocuses pop up, in there 10’s if not 100’s of thousands. They are everywhere. (Though the ones in our garden/field have gone already). It could be down to the ‘muck’ the farmers spread on the fields. That’s everywhere at the moment too! We live in what is unmistakably a rural, farming community!

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  1. Spectacular walk through the Alps, Mike, thank you. Your photos, your world is so very beautiful. I loved seeing all the butterflies, the villages, and the field of crocuses was spectacular. I espec. liked seeing the River Borgne photo — those are mighty mountain waters.

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