|That's me, dwarfed by my surroundings.|
We took a long day hike across the rugged high country of the Pyrenees.
I have never given Europe any credit for having wild country, but this trip changed my mind.
There isn't much wilderness over there, but it does exist in a few beautiful hard-to-reach areas.
You have to be willing to work pretty hard to get to it. I have NO idea why I'm laughing in this picture: punch-drunk at 10,000 feet?
Some of the most beautiful sights in alpine areas are the tough little flowers and clear streams.
The landscape is dotted with small lakes made by springs and snow melt.
This is the very top of Pic d'Ratone, named after the marmots living below it, lucky little devils, to have a view like this every day.
|This was the lunch they provided|
Post script: All but the last two photos were taken by hubby. Thanks John!