Day 2 GR10. Barèges to Lac de L'Oule. A toughie!!
22 Aug 2017
4 mountain passes
Very rough conditions
Seriously steep climbing and descending. Especially at end. 1 hr of almost vertical descent
Several boulder fields during day (hate them )
Nothing flat. Or if flat very rocky
Filled water from mountain lakes twice as had almost run out
Path closed to Refuge at end!!! Rather than go around ANOTHER lake (at least another km or 2) we went through barriers with some french guys and made it to Refuge at 19:05. Dinner served at 1900 but they allowed us to join.
We were totally exhausted !!
Elevation Gain for the day 1300m
High point Col de Madamète 2509m
Also Cap d'Estoudou 2260m
Accommodation : Refuge de l'Oule
Bfast. Cornflakes (in theory GF!... I doubt it), yoghurt, tea)
Lunch. Picnic. Cucumber, Cheese, sausage, bread
Dried meats, tomatoes , watermelon
Cost for day €45