GR10 Pyrenees, thoughts and info about the walk.

It was a good walk, but the weather could have been better. The days in fog were frustrating – I knew I was walking through alpine country I wanted to savour, but I couldn’t see it. The weather was typical; with the ocean nearby and the prevailing wind from the west, rain and fog are … more

GR10 Pyrenees day 24, to Luchon and on to Toulouse

Sometimes the best is saved for the last. This was a very good day. It didn’t look good first thing in the morning, cold and the mist was hanging in the mountains, but by 8:00 when I set off it started to clear. A lot of climbing. Up from Lac d’Oô to a quick look … more

GR10 Pyrenees day 23, to Lac d’Oò

I woke up last night in the gîte at Germ to thunder rumbling in the mountains. Then woke up again at 4:00 am to heavy rain. When the alarm went off, the rain had eased a bit and the forecast said it would end sometime in the morning. I set off at 8:00, once again … more

GR10 Pyrenees day 22, to Germ

Fog. No photos on the trail today; you’ve seen enough cows in fog and flowers in fog. Once again, it was disorienting. Due to the fog and poor trail marking in spots, I lost my way twice. What saves me when I lose my way is a maps app on my phone that stores detailed … more

GR10 Pyrenees day 21, to St. Lary Soulan

Fog in the morning that didn’t begin to lift until 9 and then came back as dense wet mist about 11. The two hours with sun was high and pretty, but when the drizzly mist returned, visibility was only 30m. It is strange to walk for hours in mist; I lost all sense of direction … more