Today was a rest day and that meant that Jason, Teague, JB, Simmons, TG, and the regular crew were all watching movies with legs up tensely waiting for tomorrow's individual race or the team's race on Wednesday.
I latched onto another group and they kindly acquiesced my plea to "get out there" a little further. They had originally planned the same tour I went on yesterday. They consisted of Chad, Logan, Rory, and Brian. They were psyched and super fun.
Once again, the day started with a nice descent off the lift-served Mont Fort before traversing over a couple cols. We had a very Euro lunch of bread, cheese, and meat and then scrambled up a small peak overlooking the Lac des Dix and the big peaks in the distance.
The snow, while rotten, skied well, and we soon found ourselves in the outpost of Pralong. We had missed the last bus, were unsuccessful hitch hiking, and borrowed a phone to call a taxi (the inn keeper had to do the talking). We then successfully negotiated the price down for the ride and after a terrifying ride, found ourselves in the metropolis of Sion.
To make the day even better, upon returning to our hotel, we had a very non Euro dinner of pineapple curry waiting for us.
|Rory and Chad at the Col de Prafleuri|
|Logan discussing descent options|
|Who knows where we are? None of us can read French.|
|Rory heading up to the Col des Roux|
|The boys having a look around on the summit ridge of Mount Blava|
|The Barrage de la Grand Dixence|
|Catching the train in Sion|
|Walking back to the hotel in ski boots through the center of Martigny|