Starting up the north side of the Martigny valley with the Chateau de Batiaz in the background. Our hike started in Martigny just below the castle.
Keith and the Chateau de Batiaz.
Here, in Switzerland, in February, and the lizards are out, soaking up the sun.
Lizard number deux. We could hear many more rustling in fallen leaves.
Village near top of north ridge. Walkways go through the middle of the villages.
Well worn trail on the way up.
View towards Laussanne. Pretty, even with the brown haze.
View along Rhone towards Sion.
Keith showing us our destination for next weekend, Mont Gont.
View to southwest, over Martigny-Croix. Haze may be from wood burning fire places.
Old village part way up the northern slope.
On this north side of the valley, the sun always shines. The moss loves it.
Back in Martigny after crossing the Dranse River.
Above Martigny: Valley to Lausanne is to the left, to Sion is to the right.