GR5 – DAY 19, to LARCHE

DAY 19, FOUILLOUSE to LARCHE

Ascent: 755 m

Descent: 1014 m

Distance: 17 km

Time on trail: 6:20 – 11:40

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As I had walk further the previous day than the guidebook suggested, the next stop, the village of Larche, was not that far away. I walked slowly first towards the Col du Vallonnet (2520m) and then Col de Mallemort (2558m) one hour after.

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Just under the col lies the ruined barracks of Baraquements de Viraysse, colonised nowadays by a marmot family. I was able to sneak behind that little fellow.

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The ruins offer a good spot for wild camping too.

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From the col it took merely two hours to go down to the next valley and Larche. The day and walking felt slightly dull after the splendour of the previous day. But for a change it was good to be early at the camp and rest well.

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