We have not done enough hiking in recent years. There I said it. Between spending time in the garden, the unusually hot previous summer, and taking up other sporting hobbies, we just didn’t get out as much as we would have liked. With the settling in of wonderful warm, summer weather and welcoming guests for the weekend, we decided to lace up our boots and head out. With memories of the gorgeous Jura landscape from skiing last the winter, we finally explored the nearby, but to us rather heretofore unknown, canton of Jura.
Starting in the village of Glovelier we hiked through a small gorge and up over a ridge through rolling mountain pastures into the valley of the river Doubs to the village of St Ursanne, likely founded in the seventh century by the hermit Saint Ursicinus. It was a wonderful day with blue skies, little fluffy clouds, green meadows, colorful wildflowers, and a dog whose great passion in life is running through tall grass.
We need to do this more often.