Monday, August 20, 2007

Mt. Ventoux

Today we climbed up Mt. Ventoux - about 6000' of climbing. This climb is said to be one of the hardest single climbs in the Tour de France.
These were the kilometer markers that indicated the grade for the next kilometer.

The view was amazing!
We made it to the top! But it was a bit cloudy. The clouds cleared off 1/2 hour later but Mark had already descended with the camera. Linda took a ride in the van to avoid the cold descent. Mt Ventoux is known for being windy at the top because all of the trees are gone. It looks like a moonscape.

Another gorgeous vista.

After we got back we hiked around the town of Vaison-la-Romaine and took some pictures. Tomorrow is a rest day so we will get to do some shopping. Anybody need anything from France? :)

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