GR5 – DAY3, to SAMOENS

DAY 3, CHÉSERY to SAMOENS

Ascent: 670 m

Descent: 1940 m

Distance: 25 km

Time on trail: 7:25 – 16:25

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Plenty of kilometres to walk so I wanted to leave at first light. I got up 5:30 and crawled silently out from the dormitory. BUT, the door to the main room was locked and my boots and clothes were there to dry. I could do nothing but to wait for the owner. The breakfast would be served at 8, so I had some time to kill. At least the weather was good.

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After delayed start I was enjoying the walk.

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Looking at the Col de Coux (1920m), the border between France and Switzerland.

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Customs at the border. My one night visit to Switzerland was over and it was time to get back to France.

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The path went down to another valley before climbing up to Col de la Golèse (1662m).

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From the second pass of the day it was hard and long descent to a busy little town of Samoens, almost one thousand meters lower.

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I enjoyed the campsite and had my first shower of the trip. They even gave a small welcoming package that had little snacks!

If this day was mainly about going down, the next day would be just climbing. For the first time I would reach an altitude well over 2000 meters and I was quite worried about the amount of snow I might find.

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