Candanchu to Refuge de Pombie
What a day. Clear skies. Great views. Higher mountains. Relatively easy terrain. An early finish to the day…. 3:30. And good enough mobile signal to update my blog.
Our first pass of the day and first view of Pic du Midi. We ended the day on the other side and at its base.
Cow, horse and donkey bells echoed off the rock walls creating a very unusual sound.
Milk jugs cooling in ice cold water. Great water source.
Sharing the trail.
Refuge de Pombie. We slept in the 16 person white tent to the left. It should be much more ventilated than the refuge.
Patsy serves up dinner. Stewed pork with couscous. Plus soup and orange cake with chocolate sauce. 2nds and 3rds are available
Several climbers are in our tent. They are climbing Pic du Midi tomorrow.
One final shot of the mountain’s shadow showing its double peak.
Today is the end of the easy days and early finishes. Tomorrow we have our first “extreme” day. That’s how the guidebook describes it. We end at another Refuge so a great dinner will be our reward.
“We end at another Refuge so a great dinner will be our reward.” I always look forward to that part of the day!
That drew looks delicious 😋 !!
Still enjoying your wonderful posts. Hope you keep your card full!
I hope you like the refuge de Arremoulits.. it is unique. Primitive! One of the oldest refuges in the whole Pyrenees – but very welcoming.
Good luck with the passage dOrteig! It is scary but not that dangerous.
The toilet was unique
We may be a long way away, but we are enjoying the views from Napier New Zealand.
You would love it here
Anxious to see what tomorrow brings. Beautiful pictures so far and glad it has been leisurely for you.
How much do you treat water? Is it easy to know when it’s required?
I’m liking this type of social hiking. Definitely would be a budget breaker for most but what an enjoyable way to travel.
There are always farm animals around so I always treat water (sawyer squeeze) from streams. Most refuges are spring fed and I haven’t been treating that. So far it’s working.
Those refugios look awesome. It’s a great way to hike and meet interesting people if you’re so inclined. Do you think those beds would be long enough for me?
Yes they assess plenty long enough… but the only time I’ve had insect bites in the Pyrenees, they happened indoors 😉
Some would fit you better than others. They are all different. I am sure you are used to adjusting. I think Jerry is 6’4″ and he fit.