Gave de Loutor and Lac d’Estom

It’s foggy. We take the track from Cauterets to Lac d’Estom. The track goes up the hillside. It’s dump and cloudy. We go by the mountain stream Gave de Loutor and pass some cows and horses. We are up at the lake about the noon – the lake is almost invisible, it is covered by the fog.

We have a snack on the top. The fog goes away meantime and we can see both the lake and the mountains around. When descending we see that the couple of cows and goats we have seen when ascending are in fact a part of a large herds. We proceed down to the Loutor waterfall and Raillerre. The clouds accumulate again.

We buy hiking boots for Ilze. The sales-woman is an ex professional sky-runner – she shows how to tie up the boots (put on the boots, knock-knock heelpiece two times against the floor, then tighten the ropes that way and this way). Sales-woman says that tomorrow the snow will be at the height of 1500m. The same we heard on the news in the evening. So – in Pyrenees the snow falls at the certain height 🙂

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