Moving time  3 годин 44 хвилин

Час  5 годин 56 хвилин

Координати 2154

Uploaded 20 червня 2018

Recorded червня 2018

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2 831 m
1 738 m
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3,0
5,9
11,87 km

Переглянуто 792 раз(и), завантажено 19 раз(и)

біля Cheiron, Piemonte (Italia)

After Refuge Agnel, we were planning to do a 2-day stage in Italy (Refuge viso) before continuing the GR58 at la Monta. This stage in Italy was not recommended at this time of the year due to heavy snow and dangerous steep descents. We had to drop our previous plan and decided to go directly to La Monta. Disappointed at the beginning for not traversing Col Agnel into Italy, we started to feel better while ascending to "Col vieux" covered by snow. The ascent is not particularly difficult but the snow was covering the whole trail.
At the "Col vieux", we can see clearly the majestic "Pain de sucre" mountain. We also had to skip its ascent because of snow. To the north of "Col vieux", the scenery was magnificient especially the lake "Foréant", most of it was icy. The descent to the lake was fully in snow but not difficult. After passing the lake, we didn't continue on the normal GR 58 but we made our descent to the right (The guardians at refuge agnel recommended this at this time of the year because of snow). The descent is amazing and we had to stop many times to take pictures to snowy mountains, rivers and natural waterfalls. We reached the other lake, lake Egorgéou, smaller than the first one. After passing the lake, the scenery opened wide and changed abruptly to a beautiful forest view. The trail was nice and clear. Some parts of the trail were covered by snow or by fallen trees. We encountered lots of marmots and many alpine ibex (Bouquetins). At the end of this long descent, we reached the "Guil river". After a short walk alongside the river, we crossed a wooden bridge to L'Echalp. After visting the "7 degrees est" gite d'etapes, we decided to stay there for the night instead of continuing to "refuge la monta". This Gîte d'étape is very cozy and comfortable. The staff is welcoming. The rooms are clean and renovated and the food is delicious. The prices are not higher than other Gites d'etapes but the service is first-class. I highly recommend stopping at this gite before continuing the Tour.
Гірський притулок

Refuge Agnel

Інформаційний пункт

Road crossing

Точка шляху

Back to trail

Перехрестя

Straight to col vieux

Точка шляху

Trail covered by snow

Фотографія

Hikers coming to 'Col vieux'

Гірський перевал

Col vieux

Панорама

Pain de sucre summit seen from col vieux

Панорама

Lac Foreant seen from col vieux

Точка шляху

Back to uncovered trail

Інформаційний пункт

Reserve naturelle des lacs

Озеро

Lake Foréant (icy) 2618 m

Інформаційний пункт

Infos trail

Точка шляху

Going to the right of GR 58 trail to avoid iced descent ( the normal GR58 continues straight)

Панорама

Col vieux, lac Foréant and pain de sucre summit

Водоспад

Beautiful waterfalls

Панорама

Panorama

Панорама

View of lake Egourgéou

Озеро

Lake Egorgéou

Інформаційний пункт

Info mammouths!

Точка шляху

Well-marked trail

Панорама

Amazing descent

Інформаційний пункт

Info SOS montagne

Точка шляху

Trees blocking the way. This winter was too heavy on trees. Snow and strong winds broke lot of trees here.

Точка шляху

Forest walk

Ріка

Easy river crossing

Точка шляху

Snow crossing

Перехрестя

Détour to see the cabane (not on trail). You can continue straight on gr58

Панорама

Panorama

Лісовий будиночок

Cabane de Peyroun

Beautiful place. You can take beautiful photos there.
Точка шляху

Back to trail

Міст

Small wooden bridge

Точка шляху

Descent on rocky trail

Міст

Bridge

Перехрестя

Ravin souches du coulombier

Ріка

Le Guil river

Міст

Crossing the bridge to l'Echalp

Інформаційний пункт

Vallée du Haut Guil info

Точка шляху

L'Echalp village 1701 m

Фонтан

Fountain

Фонтан

Fountain

Гірський притулок

7 Degrés Est refuge

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