Moving time  5 hours 22 minutes

Time  7 hours 58 minutes

Coordinates 2645

Uploaded June 15, 2018

Recorded June 2018

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9,019 ft
5,446 ft
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2.2
4.5
8.98 mi

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near Ceillac, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (France)

First day of a planned 8-day trek in the Queyras. Near to the church of Saint Sébastien in Ceillac, you can see the signpost of GR 58. At Le Villard (few chalets), the GR5 leaves the GR58, going left to col fromage. The GR58 continuing straight.
The way up to "Col des Estronques", is well defined by a series of zigzags. At the col, we went up to "Tête de Jacquette", a climb of around 100 m. From the summit, you can see beautiful sceneries and many peaks like the Monte Viso (3841 m), the Visolotto (3348 m) and le Grand Queyras (3114 m). From the "Tête de Jacquette", there is a trail that leads you to "the pointe des Marcelettes" (we didnt take it). After going back to the "Col des estronques", we went down to the "Aigue-Blanche valley" on a well-waymarked but eroded trail. There was still patches of snow but their crossing was not difficult. At the end of the long descent giving you amazing views, we crossed the "Pont de moulin" over the "River Aigue-Blanche". From there, another 200-m ascent will lead you to "Le Raux" then "Saint-Véran", the highest, continuously inhabited community in Europe.
Refuge

Gite les baladins

fountain

Fountain

Waypoint

Ceillac

Sacred architecture

Ceillac church

Information

Vers Col des Estronques

Intersection

Go left on the dirt trail

Intersection

Go to the right

Waypoint

Wooden cross

Waypoint

Le villard

Waypoint

Le Thioure

Intersection

Go to left

Ruins

Ruins

Sacred architecture

Chapelle Saint Urs

Refuge

Le Rabinoux

River

Small river crossing

Intersection

Le Touret 2026 m/ Go to left

panorama

Ceillac valley view

Intersection

Sous les estronques 2519 m

Waypoint

Way up to col des estronques

Mountain pass

Col des Estronques 2651 m

Waypoint

Up to Tete de Jacquette

Summit

Tete de Jacquette

Waypoint

Trail leading to 'crete de la tete de Jacquette'

Not on the GR58. We went back to Col des estronques.
Information

Trail down to Saint Veran.

Follow GR58 signs. Easy clear trail running among trees
Waterfall

Natural waterfall

Bridge

Wooden bridge over the river

Intersection

Take the straight upper trail

Intersection

Bois du moulin 1890 m

Bridge

Pont du moulin 1849 m

Picnic

Picnic

Intersection

Saint Veran to the right

fountain

Fountain

Sacred architecture

Chapelle Sainte Anne 1719

Waypoint

Le Raux village

Waypoint

Saint Veran town

Information

Saint Veran la plus haute commune d'Europe

fountain

Fountain

fountain

Fontaine de Pierre Belle

Refuge

Les Gabelous

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