Walk from La Forclaz (VS) to the Col de Bréona and Col du Tsaté, Val d’Hérens, Switzerland (Part 1 of 2)

The forecast for yesterday promised clouds around in the morning, but clear skies by the afternoon. So I decided to do another walk which I’ve not done for a few years*, up to the Col de Bréona then over the ridge and down to the Col du Tsaté, before descending back to La Forclaz.
*I don’t recall posting any pictures of this walk before, so I think this could be a first! 😊

I took so many photos, of flowers, butterflies and the views, that I’ve decided to split this post into two. This first one covers the 1,200m (or nearly 4,000 ft) ascent to the Col de Bréona. The light was a little gloomy, (so my apologies for the darkness of some of these images) but, wherever I wander, there always seems to be something which pops up to surprise me.

The first was a dragonfly (see pic 10) which appeared right in front of me and, as far as I could see, nowhere near any water. (I’ve taken a stab at what it might be, but please feel free to correct my identification). The second was a huge puffball (pic 16) and the third a butterfly which I managed to get to open it’s wings by urging it onto my finger tip (pic 19).

As I approached the col, the clouds were coming and going and I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to find my way across the rocky (and quite precipitous) ridge. Tune in tomorrow to see how I got on. (But please don’t have sleepless nights!) 😊

7 thoughts on “Walk from La Forclaz (VS) to the Col de Bréona and Col du Tsaté, Val d’Hérens, Switzerland (Part 1 of 2)

    • Thanks for commenting and asking about the bug. I didn’t have time to look it up, but I have now and I still can’t find out what it is. I don’t think it’s a lady bug (or ladybird as we Brits would call them) as it’s too long and not very round. I shall have to ask Bugwoman to see if she knows. I hope you enjoy part 2…

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      • Oh please don’t go to any trouble. I just thought you might know off hand. It kind of resembles one in color and maybe roughly in size. Regardless, just wanted to thank you for the beautiful post! Take good care

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