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Tue 11 Oct, 2016 12:05 am
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Next was a week end in one of my favorite places in the world, Queyras. It's a mountain range with no glacier but a lot of charm. Secluded, with historical villages, famous wood crafting, old recipes for pastries and cheeses, rugged terrain, idyllic lakes. Sounds like anywhere in the Alps, but here there are only a couple tiny ski resorts over a huge area and no town created purely for tourism unlike in Savoie with Tignes, Les Arcs and all those horrors. The first hike I did was easy technically, but being at 3000 m max (well, 2998), it gets hard on the lungs, with the altitude. Crossing alpines meadows full of flowers, a nice valley, it finishes with a vehicular track leading to an osbservatory. Not sexy, but helpful as it's not as steep as the usual alpine walking track. The view at the top is grand, although looking to the italian border, it was quite foggy, as it is the case every afternoon in summer (a nice piece of information if you intend to go there for hiking in summer: it's morning hiking only). The next day, I did a classic lake called Lac Saint Anne. Lovely waterfalls, and the lake is nicely put inside a rocky amphitheater.
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Tue 11 Oct, 2016 6:39 am
Lovely as always Hallu.
Thanks for posting.
Tue 11 Oct, 2016 6:45 am
Fantastic. Have only managed a handful of day hikes in the Alps but seriously have to get back there.
Tue 11 Oct, 2016 5:08 pm
Ah, wonderful. Thank you. Particularly like that third shot from des Pissoux.
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