|Abries, over 2000 meters in the French Alpes|
So we gone to Abriès. According to Wiki, is a French commune in the Hautes-Alpes department in southeastern France that belonging in the regional park Queyras. The more difficult access to Abriès is along the raging river Guil, but you can walk for long distances on trails in a clean natural environment. This year, probably because of heavy snowfall, there are a lot of visitors to the ski resort.
Even though there's a river, Abriès is high up, maybe 2000 meters above sea level. It's only opened up late in the last century. However, it was always a crossing to Italy from the southern Alps in France! Hmmm, escapees, smugglers, rugged foot caravans!
|From up here you can see forever!|
|check the contraption behind my head|
So anyway, here we are in a true true ski resort. There's always a Petite Fringale in these resorts - you can have a coffee, a glass of wine and a tartine which is a French sandweeeech.
|Well, ze purpose uv ze Ski is ze Apres-Ski, n'est-ce-pas?|
|Pierre never gets enough climbing in snow! Abominable snowman!|
|My soeur Indra|
|Reminds me how much I am missing my Sox!|
|People live here in the valley of the Guil! Do you see the houses against the bottom of that hill?|