Hike: Lac D’Estom

The hike to Lac D’Estom is BEAUTIFUL. It goes through a lush, green valley surrounded by mountains. It’s nearΒ Lac De Gaube, on the other side of the mountains.
The only thing that went wrong was that we didn’t leave early enough. The clouds closed in on the mountains above Lac D’Estom right before we got there. I even ran uphill the last mile, but I was 5 minutes too late. πŸ˜₯ It was actually pretty dramatic because I could see the clouds closing in super fast haha.
So...insider tip: When you’re hiking in the mountains, start early because, even if mornings are clear, afternoons are usually cloudy.
Later on we went on another hike that was sunny and went past Lac D’Estom and we got AMAZING pictures so definitely check out this page to see more!
It was STILL gorgeous even though fog was covering up the entire mountain range.
This is what it looks like when there aren’t clouds:


estom-soubiran-5
Photo Credit: lacsdespyrenees.com


Another cool thing that happened-aΒ reallyΒ niceΒ local named Laurent picked us up when we were hitchhiking back to Cauterets. He’s a pro on all the hikes in this area and has given us so many tips!

Here are some pictures of our hike!

img_6373
Pyrenees Mountain Cows

 

img_6351
Cool Cylinder Hut on the Way to the Lake
img_6342
Foggy Mountains
img_6327
Beautiful Berries
img_9774
Donkey with HUGE ears
img_9773
The hike there was our favorite part!
img_9768
Fog!
img_9745
Hiking
img_6300
Lunch by the lake
img_9784
The lake (and fog covered mountains)
img_9771
The Refuge next to Lac D’Estom

 

Such a beautiful hike!

Add us on Snapchat!

snapcode

username:hazelmharvey

 

 

Advertisements

3 Comments Add yours

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s