A brief paddle on Lake Geneva
The morning of the rental, we walked 20 mins with our very sore legs to the rental shop, only to realize upon arriving that we were at the shop rather than the rental base. Oops! That was my fault. At some point I had been aware of this discrepancy and had saved the correct location on my phone. But in my morning laziness I simply typed Passion Nautique and blindly followed the directions. We then walked another 30 minutes along the lake (nice views, at least) to the rental shop, which was adjacent to a city campground.
2-day hut trip in the Alps! (the real reason I'm writing this post)
After a fitful night of sleep, we were happy to drink coffee the next morning! We didn't stick around the hut long, as we both wanted to descend in elevation asap. The descent followed the beautiful Vallon de Rechy - a wide green valley dotted with wetlands, rock features, and spectacular views. The trail followed a creek, which formed just below the hut and grew along the way. Flat expanses ended in steep drops and waterfalls, followed by more flat open wetland areas. It was gorgeous!
Stats & Maps
Date: Tuesday, August 21st, 2018
Distance: 5 km
Duration: 1 hr
Weather: hot and super sunny, breezy
Dates: Sunday & Monday, August 19 -- 20th, 2018
Duration: 5 hrs on day 1, 8 hrs on day 2
Weather: hot and sunny, a bit cloudy later in the afternoon