As the Salève is a very interesting place and as it never stops revealing new aspects of itself to us, this post will once again be centered around the flanks of this enigmatic mountain...
There is a break-neck and beaten down old path which snakes up the Petit Salève and which leads to a little village called Monnetier. This is a very popular walk, although it is not the easiest if you are not well-equipped (good shoes and walking sticks) for the ride. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to go up all the way, because it is somehow quite dangerous and not very secure. Anyway, I went far enough in order to have a taste of what this route offers.
The Petit Salève is covered in thick, gloomy forest that, somehow, confers an eerie as well as a prehistoric atmosphere to this track. As if haunted, you can sense the spirits of the people who walked up this path for thousands of years. It is impregnated with history, events and the lives of our predecessors/ancestors. One feels totally transported by the heavy energy of the place... A very special spot!
By the way those pictures (click on the photos to enlarge) were taken a few weeks ago. Now, everything looks more spring-like and flowery.