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Sep 6, 2017 - Day 17 GR10 Aulus les Bains to Refuge des Étangs de Bassiès

Day's Overview Steady climb through forest for first 2 hrs. Then steady slippery climb up often muddy pastures Heard cow bells for long time but cows were hidden in fog Eventually encountered a bull coming towards us on a narrow slippery path. Bit scary but he happily got off the path and slipped past us At top of pass we quickly descended along a rocky steep path with a cable to hold for a short while. Handy as the rocks were slippery and there was a big drop on one side. Still in the fog we had a steep rocky climb and then crossed a...

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Sep 5, 2017 - Day 16 GR10 Rest Day Aulus les Bains

Day's Overview A wonderful GF breakfast from the gîte owner. Then Sandra headed off to do a hike and see some more waterfalls. What was supposed to be three hours hike turned into 6 hrs! Meanwhile Terry, Helen and I did washing at the local campground Had a picnic lunch back at the gîte then I tried to catch up on travel journal whilst Terry had a massage at the local hot springs centre. We washed boots and I did my backpack It was a relaxing sunny day. Then went together for a walk around the tiny town. Plenty of guys riding bikes up the...

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Sep 4, 2017 - Day 15 GR10 St Lizier to Aulus les Bains

Day's Overview We were up early and left the gîte at 8am. Straight into a very steep climb but we soon settled into the rhythm. Overtook a couple of women from the gîte also walking our way today. At the first pass (2hrs of climbing ) we stopped for our morning snack break. Then proceeded up the climb to the 2nd pass. Which was at the top of a ski area. Walking wasn't very difficult although some of the traverses were again very narrow with a steep drop. From the pass (Col de Fitte) we walked on for another hour before stopping for lunch...

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