David and I finally returned to the Col de la Forclaz to take photos of Lake Annecy from above. We last went up there in November 2006, shortly after we met. It’s where many hang-gliders begin their journey down the mountains, and there’s also a small ski station (mostly for children), some restaurants and souvenir shops.
Annecy is at the far end of the lake, on the right, a bit lost in the haze today.
The weather is rather mild this weekend (mid 50′s and sunny), but there’s still plenty of snow up there, of course.
Or about 3,796 feet for the Metric-impaired.
We stopped at Châlet la Pricaz for a drink before heading home. They have a pretty good view of the lake from their terrasse, though our drinks certainly weren’t cheap (3,50 € for orange juice!) In 2007, the New York Times mentioned the Châlet in an article about finding the perfect tartiflette in France. I wasn’t hungry while we were up in the mountains, but now I’m really craving some tartiflette!