Refuge de Balme

Day 11, Saturday August 20
Refuge de la Croix du Bonhomme to Refuge de Balme

Another sunny day. We are coming to expect this! But hot.The highlight of the day was the start, walking a high set of ridges called les Crêtes. Superb view. I was nervous of the steep drops but the trail was good and easy to walk. We got up to over 2500m A longer day than we expected and more walking in open pasture land rather than in forest or on rocky slopes. The last climb was long and tiring, but the refuge was friendly and fun. We had hot water. And chicken curry for dinner, a welcome change from gîtes and refuges serving regional dishes. The regional dishes are good, but they all become the same.Roy