Fra li Monti from S to N The GR20.
by gaffr » Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:20 am
Date walked: 18/06/2013
Distance: 200 km
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Sunday is a difficult day to arrive in Corse with little or no transport running in early June. Tried to 'tap' those on the flight who were hiring motors at the airport but no success. Walked out to the old road...there is now a motorway sweeping through the lands west of Poretta airport....and set up my hitching stall just above the junction with the turn for Ponte Leccia and Corte. A kind Frenchman with a Mercedes who was going down to Moriani to visit friends dropped me off at the village. Camped here by the sea and got the bus down to St.Lucie de Porto Vecchio and then up to Conca on the monday morning. 5a breakfast at l'Onda HPIM6601 (640x482).jpg[/attachment] 6 snowfield above Petra Piana HPIM6622 (640x482).jpg[/attachment] 9 Ciottulu di a Mori HPIM6660 (640x482).jpg[/attachment]
- The descent from the highest section down towards refuge Manganu.
- The fine position of Petra Piana refuge seen from the crete.
- The old ski station at Renosa above Capanelle now being used as a welcoming gite.
by SusieThePensioner » Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:53 pm
by raykilhams » Thu Jul 04, 2013 4:57 pm
Now that's what I call a walk , only done a few short walks in Corse but hope to get out there for some longer ones , you report has whetted my appetite , great pics.
by gaffr » Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:49 pm
by bootsandpaddles » Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:10 pm
by gaffr » Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:36 am
The mini buses, to get folks who didn't fancy going into the cirque, were running from Haut Ascu to Calasima and in reverse for those coming from the south, were still operating when I arrived at Vallone a couple of days later.
MInor problems for those with overnight bookings, paid for in advance, at refuge Tighjettu. With folks arriving from the south staying overnight at the refuge then descending the next day to walk down to Calasima to engage with the bus......those coming by bus from the north again walked uphill to Tighjettu then descending next morning to continue the journey south. So I guess that the refuge didn't have such a lean June after all! anyhow the guardien there seemed quite jolly when I stopped off there for a morning coffee on my way northwards. Two guides at the refuge were engaging and organising their clients of the day for the journey through the cirque.
by AbbsFooty » Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:26 am
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