Hiker in flowering Alpine pasture.
West of Saint-Rémy-en-Bosses the Alta Via No.1 long distance trail, also known as the Giants' Trail, leads into the Merdeux valley. At the beginning of July its Alpine pastures are in full bloom, a paradise for hikers and plant lovers. In this picture we see the hamlet of By in the background and in front an abundance of melancholy thistles (Cirsium heterophyllum). Photo Mick Palarczyk & Paul Smit.