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A Walk Above Lake Annecy

La Tournette from above the Col des Nantets - Alps - France

Lake Annecy, with its turquoise waters, was the backdrop for our walk today. Annecy is reached in under 40 minutes from Geneva which makes it an ideal location for a short break.

Today we were heading for the mountains that dominate the Eastern side of lake Annecy. The principle tops are those of La Tournette (2351m) and Les Dents de Lanfon. Across the lake the limestone mountains of the Bauges spread out before us. The Bauges are not high, the highest summit being the Pointe d'Arcalod (2217m), but the tops are frequently guarded by steep and rocky slopes.

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Save the Vallon du Lou

The Vallon du Lou - Belleville - Alps - France

The downhill ski industries insatiable appetite to destroy the natural environment continues in the French Alps. The Vallon du Lou is currently classed as a protected natural area. Despite this SEVABEL, the company that manages the ski infrastructure for Les Menuires, believes it should be allowed to expand its tentacles further. It wants to construct a new 6-place chairlift and a ski run in the currently unspoilt Vallon du Lou.

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