From Chamonix we drove to Switzerland to the Emosson Dam. Rather than heading to the walk across the dam and up to the dinosaur footprints we decided to explore a different direction.
The stoney path is fairly gentle, going along the contours, sometimes up, sometimes down. After about forty minutes it opens out onto a green meadow where there's a farm with free range chickens meandering about.
Just past the farm is a stream and beautiful green area, perfect for picnicking, with a mountain view in the background. We spent a while here, just enjoying the beauty and the sound of the water. It was getting a little late, so we walked back the way we had come, back to the car park at the Dam.
Just before we arrived back at the car we spotted a tunnel with a footpath sign on it from the car park. Curiosity go the better of us, so we wandered in. It was a long, dark path... finally coming out on the other side of the dam.
What a view we had of this magnificent structure, with a fabulous mountain landscape behind.