- Time- 4hr 30 with rest
- Distance-10km (6.2 miles)
- Elevation-515 mtr (1689 ft) ascent, 771 mtr (2529 ft) descent
- Fun score
- S- 1
- T- 1
We finally got better rest – not a solid 8 but more than a feeble 3.
The day started with some parts cloud but a good breeze which made it easy to tackle the day. There is an option to combine stages 13 and 14 but we decided to do each stage in a day so that we had shorter days with more afternoon rest. I also wanted to have 1 day where I didn’t feel defeated (which was the case after the first 2 days)
We had a heavy uphill climb steep with scrambling on rocks and slabs – 500mtr climb in 1.5km – Y.I.K.E.S.
We had a brief rest at top and then long steep then quickly gradual descent into pastureland which was very easy to pick up pace.
Overall it was a good day and ending it at the Refuge embracing a ‘win’ was a good feeling.
The Refuge was almost empty and really nice. Hot showers, deckchairs and a small babbling brook nearby where we did some Yoga #californiacliche
We met up with some other hikers, a Brit and German who were doing the same route as us. We compared notes and shared wine.