Moving time  5 hours 6 minutes

Time  7 hours 2 minutes

Coordinates 3170

Uploaded June 22, 2018

Recorded June 2018

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6,855 f
3,583 f
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2.7
5.5
10.99 mi

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

From "7 degrés Est" Gîte, we crossed the river to continue on the GR 58. From l'Echalp to La Monta, the trail by the river is easy and nice in the forest. At La Monta, we crossed another bridge to pass by "La Monta" refuge and church. From there, we took the right to start what seems an endless ascent in the forest. The trail is clear. Before arriving to the summit of "La Lauzière", there was large patches of snow. We didn't follow the GR58 exactly at this part. After this long ascent (around 800 m), we reached the summit of La Lauzière and from there we continued on the "Crête de Gilly" to the "Collette de Gilly". We continued our way up to the summit of Gilly where we had our lunch. Back on the same route to the "Collette de Gilly", we went to the left and we followed the trail easily till Abriès. (Our previous plan was to go to "Col D'urine" but there was still lot of snow making the trail risky). The descent was long but beautiful with lots of flowers in the forest at this time of the year. We spent our night at "Ancolie Bleue", a charming gîte d'étape with clean rooms and beautiful garden. The food was tasty and the owners (Valérie et Philippe) were so helpful. I highly recommend this gîte d'étape at Abriès.
Refuge

7 degrés est

Bridge

River crossing

Information

7 degres est info

Waypoint

Back to GR 58 trail

River

Torrent de Maloqueste

Intersection

La Monta 1663 m. Cross the bridge

Bridge

Bridge crossing to La Monta

Refuge

Refuge La Monta & Church

Intersection

Going right

Intersection

Go to the left

River

Torrent de Chapelle crossing

Intersection

Go to left

Waypoint

Wooden cross

Information

Clear trail in the forest

Waypoint

Small détour because of snow

Photo

Photo

Waypoint

Back to trail

Waypoint

Off trail because of snow

Waypoint

Back to trail

Summit

Sommet de La Lauzière

Waypoint

Crête de Gilly

Summit

Summit 2

Summit

Summit 3

Summit

Summit 4

Photo

Photo

Mountain pass

Collette de Gilly 2366 m

Summit

Gilly summit

Intersection

Going down towards Abriès

panorama

Panorama

Waypoint

Off trail because of snow

Intersection

Clot de Besseys 2195 m

Photo

Beautiful flowers

Intersection

Take the 1 route

River

Torrent des Estachons

Intersection

Près du bois de la brune 1990 m

Take your left
Waypoint

4x4 trail

Intersection

Bois de la Brune 1950 m

Go to right
Photo

Beautiful forest walk

Intersection

Route forestière 1870 m

Intersection

La Gasque 1790 m

Intersection

Combe Javel 1775 m

Go to the right
Photo

Abriès village

Photo

Tulip :)

Information

Info Abriès

Bridge

Torrent du Boucher

Waypoint

Abriès

Refuge

Ancolie Bleue

Gîte d'étape

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