Le balcon de Canigou by laroque

Le balcon de Canigou

We did this walk yesterday in the Canigou massif. It's only 12 km but climbs 800m and I wanted to test an altimeter. The climbing is in the first third and this photo was taken at about 1700m, after 700m of climb. The walk will take us around this valley and down on the other side.

The altimeter wasn't great, it was 30m out by this point. There was a storm moving in and the atmospheric pressure would have been falling, so it should have been over-reading if anything. Later in the evening I found out that my iPhone has an altimeter and I could have used that with a free app instead.

This walk was partly preparation for a long distance hike I am planning in October, the Sentier Cathare. I also discovered in the evening that the UK has imposed quarantine requirements on people returning from France. Since my walking companion was coming from Oxford, this may pose a problem. Still, the Sentier Cathare has been there for 800 years, it will still be there next year, or the year after, or whenever the World returns to normal.
I've found that altimeters that rely on pressure are never 100% accurate.
August 15th, 2020  
Looks lush
August 15th, 2020  
Amazing scenery!
August 15th, 2020  
Wonderful scenery and I like the inclusion of your dog.
August 15th, 2020  
Love it Fav
August 16th, 2020  
King of the Mountain!
August 16th, 2020  
August 16th, 2020  
"only 12 km" is still impressive! And you know that Jasper is the star of this photo! The background only enhances his handsome self!!🐕 Congrats on the PP!
August 18th, 2020  
Wonderful peeking dog ;)
August 20th, 2020  
Beautiful landscape shot, really hiking environment

August 23rd, 2020  
What a great place to walk to test equipment. Your faithful companion posing as the best in the scene. Wonderful shot! fav
August 25th, 2020  
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