The winter is just making it’s appearance in the Beaufortain massif in Savoie. The snow has arrived very late but despite this I’ve enjoyed a couple of days out with Mairead from Scotland. The first day we drove over the Col du Pre and walked from there above the Lac de Roselend towards the Col du Coin. The thin covering of snow posed problems as it wasn’t deep enough to use snowshoes but succeeded in covering a few sheets of ice; so care was necessary. Today we’ve been above the village of Areches and below the Legette du Mont Mirantin enjoying more snow near the Lac du Clou and the snow draped trees above. There were a number of cross-bills feeding in the tops of the pine trees.