L’Obiou (2789 m.) seen from the path to the Col d’Aspres in the French Préalpes
I found a doggie for my hike - well actually the local doggie found me and bonded temporarily
First hike in the mountains since the lockdown
Great to be hiking in the Écrins again, here above the Route Napoléon at Corps. It’s a rest day from motorbiking so being moderate on the hiking too, not pushing above the cloud level at 1550 m. The mountains opposite are the Dévoluy Massif, whose twisted and uplifted limestone is part of the French Préalps. The prominent peak is the Grande Tête de l’Obiou (2789 m.), not the highest peak in the massif but well-known to travellers on the Route Napoléon, and clearly visible from the rooms of the hotel who are looking after me here again.
The doggie lives at the hotel and insisted on accompanying me, turned out to be really intelligent as well as wanting to bond, at least temporarily.
Vultures circling above and lots of wild flowers either side of the path, hearing just a few other motorbikers on the Route Napoléon far below.