I Love Gummi Bears, July 4, 2011
Stage 6, D58 (St-Martin-Vesubie à St Sauveur-sur-Tinee)
11.78 miles, 2,522’ up, 4,185’ down
Go to this map and hover over the triangles to see where the stage we just completed is relative to the entire trail. (The stage beginning and end locations are probably backwards, as we are doing the trail in the opposite direction.)
When we were trekking with our kids in the Bavarian Alps over ten years ago, other hikers suggested that we take gummi bears as treats for them. We remembered this in the past few days and have been carrying them with us on this trek. They are amazing - any difficult uphill becomes more bearable after a short break with gummi bears! We are already on our second bag.
Today was a mostly downhill day. A lot of the walking was on the walls of terraces that were built into the steep hillsides everywhere, often next to open stone irrigation channels that may well still be in use from medieval times. We also walked on many paved and unpaved country lanes, picking wild strawberries and "tame" raspberries as we found them.
High Alps Ahead
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