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... day. At the end of that walk we will be picked up by a taxi and driven back here for another night in paradise! The weather reports for later in the week are becoming slightly friendlier also, so we are hoping to be able to walk every day for the next three days. By then we will reach Ax les Thermes, where we will have an official restday. Stats: Distance: 2 km Total ascent/descent: practically nothing for a change! Kathy and ...
During the night the wind howled around the refuge and the rain pelted the building. In the morning the weather forecast was for showers in the morning with winds up to 80 km per hour, and rain in the afternoon. Not very promising! We discussed descending to the valley with the guardian of the refuge, who told us it would be OK as long as we took care as one section of the track has very slippery rocks. We decided to go ahead as a whole day of playing scrabble on ...
... gain of over 1100 meters. We started off by missing a turn but soon realised this and retraced our steps to the correcet path without too much trouble. We went upwards through the forest which was becoming increasingly damp and very dark due to the thick cloud cover, and eventually reached the treeline. We heard a few rumbles of thunder but nothing to be too worried about. Rain persisted for a while but then eased off ...
... went upwards. And it kept on doing that for about 3 1/2 hours. We passed a ski village and some families walking with their kids. Obviously they had a parked car somewhere close by...By this time, after crossing the first pass at 1300 meters and the second at 1618 meters (Col d'Escots) we were 900 meters higher at a ski chalet. Fortunately they were open and we had the luxury of a coffee and a drink up there. We started our long descent after that, and returned ...
... leveled out a bit. We found ourselves along a waterchannel which was concrete walled and very fast flowing. (We are sitting here writing this outside on a timber trestle table outside the kitchen of our gite. The most French songs are playing on a CD player and the cook and his wife are singing along lustily). Anyway, back to the waterchannel! We followed the bank of this for some time, until the track ...
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