Rochers de Leschaux

Rochers de Leschaux

Today we went on a little walk over the ‘Rochers de Leschaux’. A little windy path led over several limstone pavements (of course I looked down every sinkhole to see if there was a cave) and all the time it was gently climbing, asending the 500 meter haul to the top.We saw an incredible striped spider on a beautiful web of silk on the way.

We had several stops on the way in big flat sink holes perfect for camping in. After a morning of ‘balading’ we arrived at the sumit, a small hilly plain ending in a dazzling 200m cliff which overhung another grassy ledge. Just below the top there was another little dip in which we picked bilberries while Mummy and Daddy admired the view.

Pic de Jallouvre, the highest mountin in sight at 2408m it was in the cloud that hung over the Chaine du Bargy. None of the higher mountains were in sight like the Weisshorn or the Matterhorn and Dent Blanch (which mum and dad have climbed) but it was still a good view.

We came down the other side of the mountain and towards the end of the walk we saw two incredible sink holes (there was a horizontal one too on the way up and we might of gone down it if the roof wasn’t falling in) which seemed to go on down forever into the earth. However we didn’t go too close…

Then we came to a cave that was marked on the map, and guess what! Steam was coming out! It was so cold that all the cold air was coming out! Hang on? Cold air is heavier than warm air! Why was it floating up? Why? The cave went up inside the cliff not down so the air was falling out. It was a bit too dangerous to go down however the steam was enough. Anyway there was a little cave that we could go in and there was steam coming from that to. But were from? The cave was only a little opening with nowhere leading off it, but no there was they just had not seen it.

We walked back to the car and went home.

By Ian McLean

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