Thursday, 21 August 2014

Ax-Bonascre – 01 August

After a wander round Ax-les-Thermes we drove up to ski resort of Ax-Bonascre planning to take the chair lift higher and then walking to a couple of summits beyond. The forecast wasn’t great and the girl in the Tourist Office warned us of the storms that were expected – she needn’t have worried because the chair lift was about to close for lunch.

We could have waited the two hours and still had time to get to the two summits, probably, but with the forecast and it being a long walk back if we missed the last chair lift down we decided to go and find one of the way marked routes and have a walk around the resort. Ski resorts aren’t pretty places and this is no exception but it does provide access to higher hills.

 

20140801-1-Pyrenees2014-240-EditOne of the more attractive features

20140801-2-Pyrenees2014-246Looking north above Ax-les-Thermes

20140801-3-Pyrenees2014-251Chair lift to Ax-les-Thermes

20140801-4-Pyrenees2014-261Promise of things to come?

20140801-5-Pyrenees2014-266Part of an amazing display of wild flowers

20140801-6-Pyrenees2014-267Wild flowers

20140801-7-Pyrenees2014-271Looking north east by the side of one of the more attractive cabins

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