trail running in chamonix
|start of the trail|
|sign for the chalet|
Anyway, one of the morning I decided to go on a short trail run around chamonix. The town has developed about 18 trails dedicated to trail runner. How awesome is that?
The website has all the maps, pdf, gps track, all kind of info.
I decided to do this one for the first one. The distance itself wasn't bad at all but i failed to remember that most of the trail here is in the mountain, hence pretty intense elevation gain and lost. But anyway, I started around 9.45am, hoping it won't be too hot ( it has been really hot in the morning here ) .
|chalet floria came to view|
The trail started steep, it was more fast walking for me than running on the uphill bit. Also thank god for shades. after about 1 hrs uphill , i came across chalet floria. That's one thing i love from this area. There're a lot of these cute little chalet in the middle of nowhere. And usually they have the best view on the trail. I was tempted to stop but i resisted this time.
|view to the valley|
|view from chalet floria to mont blanc|
The trail down is a bit more rocky and required caution but no trek pole needed yet. I made it back to where i started in 1:10 hrs. For 7,7 km and 354 m / 1131.89 feet elevation gain.
It's probably slow but meh , i'm enjoying the view :)
|the downhill trail|
|one of those weird little|
bridge in town