Hike to Lac du Lauzon in the Massic des Écrins, above the parking and Refuge du Gioberney. This is a favourite route that we haven’t hiked since before the lockdowns and all that. Great to hear again the sound of mountain water cascading on rock, to see the chamois and the birds. We enjoyed our picnic by the lake amongst the high peaks and the big valleys, though the glaciers which helped shape them are sadly small.
The berger and his dogs are bringing the sheep down this early in the year because there is no more fresh grass, because of the extreme and prolonged heat of this summer.