Refuge de La Balme

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Les Contamines-Montjoie, France

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jl_ghs316 jl_ghs316
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my savior the first night on the TMB Sep 08, 2009
I decided to keep going out of Les Contamines Montioje, but the first refuge I was going to stay at was full. So I ended up having to hike another hour up the trail to find one. Thankfully, the first place had called ahead to make sure that La Balme had rooms open and they did. I finally got here too late for dinner and almost at dark. Needless to say, after hiking all the way from Les Houches, I just wanted a place to sleep. It was all I had in me to get here after the first one was full. I almost just decided to sleep in the woods I was so beat.

The gite was a decent gite. The kitchen area looked ok the very little I saw of it. The restrooms and showers were nice. There was a big dinning room that was in its own building where I ate. They had plugs for you to charge your phone in it which would have been nice had I needed to use a phone. The room was a typical dortoir with nothing special. I would end up seeing some of the people in this gite for the next several days.
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