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Winter in Gap

 

(vero;2018-August-31)

All these pictures have been taken in December or beginning of January and the snow had been very few so far… No problem for us as the area around Gap is full of opportunities for great hikes, only the high summits being out of bound.

The Champsaur Valley seen from Pic de l'Aiguille (2140m).
View from Pic du Puy (1834m). Spot the village of Rabou and its church on the plateau below and the rock spur of the Céüse across the valley. Winter colours. The artificial lake of Serre-Ponçon and the snowy summits of the Alpes du Sud in the background, seen from a ridge on the way to Mont Colombis (1734m). The artificial lake of Serre-Ponçon seen from the summit of Mont Colombis (1734m). Ice crystals. Our companion for a day. This nice shepherd dog started to follow us when we passed its home farm and stayed with us for most of the day. Light show. Dried flower. More ice crystals. Mont Ventoux seen from the corniche de Céüse (2016m). The Petite Céüse (1681m) seen from the Céüse (2016m). Demoiselles Coiffées de Théus. Demoiselles Coiffées de Théus. Demoiselles Coiffées de Théus. Notre-Dame du Laus, a well attended <a target="_blank"  href="http://www.sanctuaire-notredamedulaus.com/en/services/the-essential.html">pilgrimage site dedicated to the Virgin Mary</a>. Coming back to the village of Rambaud at the end of a nice and sunny day. Late afternoon light. Morning mist over the Champsaur Valley. The pointy summit in the middle is the Vieux Chaillol (3163m). Morning mist clearing over the Champsaur Valley. The pointy summit in the middle is the Vieux Chaillol (3163m). The Petite Céüse (1681m) with snow. Looking down from the Petite Céüse (1681m) on the Bassin de Gap. Looking down from the Petite Céüse (1681m) on the Bassin de Gap. Winter. The Céüse. Pic de Bure seen from the summit of Cuchon (1930m) the highest point of the Montagne de Charance. The village of Rabou on his plateau seen from the summit of Cuchon (1930m) the highest point of the Montagne de Charance. Gap seen from the the summit of Cuchon (1930m) the highest point of the Montagne de Charance. Winter colours. In the middle of the picture, the aptly named Chapeau de Napoléon, a rocky limestone cliff over the village of La Rochette and commanding a good view over the Bassin de Gap. The village of Rabou. The saddle of the Petite Céüse (1681m). Rabou again, but this time seen from the Tête de Clappe (2019m). The corniche de Céüse seen from the Tête de Clappe (2019m). The three giant cairns topping the summit of the Tête de Clappe (2019m). Corniche de Céüse seen from the ridge des Guérins in the south. View from the corniche de Céüse. Fossil seen along the way somewhere between the Pas du Loup and the Col des Guérins. And yes, we left it there!

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