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From bicycle touring to backpacking, watercolour painting to clay modelling, the exploration journal captures my journey through many different interests and travel adventures.

I love to find those out of the way places that whisk you away from the concerns of everyday life. Whether this is by wading through an overgrown river or trying new paint techniques is up to you!

Walking up to Lac de la Muzelle

Walking up to Lac de la Muzelle

The second overnight hike was up to Lac du Muzelle and back down the following day. One of the best bits of advice I can give for getting comfortable hiking and camping in the mountains is to do a couple of overnight trips up to the top of a valley. Camp as high as you can whilst still having water and then return by the same route the next day. This one was only 8 or so miles and so is an easy one to get started with.

We camped slightly above the lake, away from the refuge and other walkers. The sun set and lit up stone stacks on the mountainside and the peaks the other side of the valley.

The view from Col du Vallon looking towards Lac de Muzelle is one of the best I’ve ever seen. The mountains are jagged against the sky and you can see every contour as the steep mountain sides meander away.

Walk Information:
Basecamp: Venosc
Start/End Point: Venosc
Type: Wild Camping
Distance: 8 miles
Time Taken: 2 days/1 night

I also had some success with my insect photography and captured this cricket.

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