Europe 2006 - Corsica - the GR20
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Day 5 - October 1 - Ascent of Paglia Orba, Ciottulo a i Mori to Refuge de Manganu
The night before I had talked to two German girls about the route up
Paglia Orba. They said it was not too difficult - and to follow the
"stone men" (cairns). The climb turned out to be quite easy and
took about an hour from the refuge to the summit.
Above - me on the summit of Paglia Orba - the third highest peak in Corsica.
Above - Ridges to the south
Above - Looking back to Monte Cinto (on the right) and the Cirque de la Solitude - left of the middle.
Above - On the way down - a good view of the Tafanatu arch.
I then went back to the refuge and packed up and headed off along the track.
Above - On the ridge, not far from the refuge
Above - In the pine forest near Castel de Verghio - Laricio pines.
Above - the beautiful Lac de Nino
Above - near the lake were some friendly wild horses.
Above - Pozzines near Lac de Nino
Above - Moonrise near Refuge de Manganu. The refuge wa a popular one
with lots of people inside and camped outside. Lots of trekkers had
come from other tracks as well as the GR.
Day 6 - October 2 - Refuge de Manganu to Refuge de Petra Piana
Above - After we left the refuge - we had a nice climb up to the Brêche de Capitellu.
Above - A French trekker - Patrick, at the Brêche de Capitellu
Above - Great views of the Lac de Capitellu and the Lac de Melu from the Brêche de Capitellu
Above - The ridge ahead.
Above - On the ridge
Above - a nearby pinnacle
Above - Looking back at the Lacs de Rinoso
Above - Spotted orchids
Above - at the campsite near Refuge de Petra Piana. It was really only
a half days walk to the refuge - so I spent the afternoon doing washing
and relaxing. This was the first refuge that had no gardiene at that
Above - the Moors head- the Corsican flag
Above - the afternoon mist rolls in
Above - rays
Above - mist
Above - pinnacles on Monte Rotondo
Above - Monte Rotondo
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