Mont Blanc, In Pictures

Take in the Sound of Music scenery along a glorious Alpine trail
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A Charming Inn

The quaint Rifugio Elisabetta, in Italy.
Photo by: Rob Howard

Vivid Memories

On the Tour of Mont Blanc, vibrant wildflowers sprout throughout the landscape.
Photo by: Rob Howard

History In The Making

The novelist Elisabeth Robinson and her 15-year-old niece, Ava, explore a World War II bunk in the Swiss Alps, along the Tour of Mont Blanc.
Photo by: Rob Howard

The View From Above

Robinson and Ava take in the vista of the Grand Col Ferret, in Switzerland-the second country they pass on the Tour of Mont Blanc.
Photo by: Rob Howard

Almost There

A sign announces that the Refuge de la Croix du Bonhomme is nearby.
Photo by: Rob Howard

The Mighty Alps

A view of the Alps on the way back to Chamonix, France, where Robinson’s tour began.
Photo by: Rob Howard

Happy Trails

Robinson stops to flash a smile before catching up with her group. Nature agrees with her, right?!
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A Rest Stop

Robinson and her niece take a break from hiking Mont Blanc to relax by an old church in Italy.
Photo by: Rob Howard

Two Generations

Robinson and her niece: two NYC girls enjoying the nature-packed Tour of Mont Blanc.
Photo by: Rob Howard

Lazy Days

A Valdaostan cow, the breed that is milked to make fontina cheese, basks in the Italian sun.
Photo by: Rob Howard

A Quaint Eatery

Maison Vieille, where Robinson and her niece stopped for lunch on their fourth day of the Tour of Mont Blanc.
Photo by: Rob Howard

Along The Way

A yurt outside the Refuge de la Croix du Bonhomme.
Photo by: Rob Howard

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First Published Thu, 2009-07-09 05:51

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