The GR10 is a Grand Randonnee route that traverses the Pyrenees from coast to coast. Generally speaking it takes about 60 days to complete the entire trail. I was fortunate enough to take a small group upon one of the week stages of the trails. We did the week that takes you from Luz to Bagneres de Luchon.
Day 1 Luz – Bareges
Day 2 Bareges – Refuge de l’Oule
Today was really an amazing day. The views, the weather, the rhythm, the stage… Everything came together to make a really wonderful day in the mountains. We left the Gite de l’Oasis in the cool of shade. The sky was blue above our heads as we headed out towards the Pont de la Gaubie. The Ardiden mountain, behind us, was shining brightly in the sun. We enter into the Neouvielle nature reserve after a little snack break and drink of water. Today the route is long and will be hard under the beating sun. The route takes us up into one of the most beautiful areas of the Pyrenees. We head up into one of the most savage valleys of the reserve. Along cool mountain streams, past dried up mountain lakes, through the pine forest, into the high altitude plateau where the little caban d’Aygues Cluses Continue reading GR 10
Trying to make sense of grading systems when it comes to getting out in the mountains can be a real head ache. Different sports have different grading systems and more often than not the same sport has many different grading systems. Continue reading MOUNTAIN GRADING SYSTEMS