mardi 22 août 2017

Cagateille circuit plus Cabane de Lagarde

Scarce Swallowtail butterfly

We'd intended doing a long walk today perhaps to Pic Montabone but a soirée at Philippe and Sophie's meant we weren't in bed until the early hours and so we were late getting up! We headed upto the Cirque de Cagateille anyway and decided to do the Etang Alet / Hillette circuit but in the anticlockwise direction and to visit the cabane Lagarde (which I've never been to but is used in winter when making the ski ascent of Pic Montabone).

The circuit seemed tougher in this direction (or maybe it was the heat). Overhead we saw a couple of pairs of Lammergeier Vultures (I'm sure these are on the increase as we see them almost every trip), as well as plenty of griffon vultures and a couple of marmots.

At the little lake behind the cabane Lagarde we ate lunch and cooled off.

Cabane Lagarde

The descent to the Etang Alet to join the regular circuit

Etang Alet

Etang Hillette

Susie took a dip in the Etang Hillette which was surprisingly warm, then it was down, down, down. 7 hours for the trip and we saw remarkably few people, no-one until we were nearly at the Etang Hillette.

Susie on the short scramble below the Etang Hillette

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