Thursday, July 24, 2008

Swiss Sheep

Another day, another hike over a pass to yet another European country. That's Switzerland beyond the flowers, complete with a shepherd. I'm shooting this picture from France. What an amazing assignment this has been!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Here Lies Italy

Though this granite marker looks like a head stone, here it is used to mark the border of Italy and France near the Col de la Seigne in the Alps. The "I" on the marker stands for Italy. On the other side, there's an "F" for France. It took me two hours to hike to the top of the pass. It was the most beautiful hike of my life!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Great Life

Photo by Celine, my server

This is me having a Perrier at a cafe on the pedestrian street in the French Alps town of Bourg Saint Maurice. This is not the good life. This is the Great life. On assignment for Checkpoint Zero at the Mountain X Race.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Bourg Saint Maurice, Savoie, French Alps

My first morning in Europe delivered this view. That's the village of Bourg Saint Maurice, in the state of Savoie, in the French Alps. Five more days of this and I may never want to go home! I'm here on assignment for the adventure racing news website Checkpoint Zero. I'm told to expect more views like the one above in the days ahead. Click on the photo to see it large.