Le Moucherotte is a characteristic as seen from Grenoble. It frames many buildings in the downtown and its wall of white rock is slightly formidable. Luckily, my map showed me the easy way up.
|Le Moucherotte as seen from downtown Grenoble.|
The hike itself was fairly easy. It was an hour and 10 minute long grind to gain the 800 meters to top from St Nizier.
|Catching my breath on the way up|
The popularity of the hike is understandable, as the view from the top is absolutely amazing. You could see all the way to Mount Blanc that day, which is over 100 kms as the crow flies.
|The city of Grenoble and suburbs stretched out in the valley bottom, the mountains of Chartreuse to the left and the mountains of Belledonne to the right. In the middle, the snowy Mont Blanc massive reigns supreme.|
From the top the ridge line was spectacular as well.
|A view to the south from the top of Le Moucherotte. Doesn't this scenery look like a fairytale?|
There were, however, cows.
- The Wild Bazilchuk