The bordermarkers of the Pyrenees : the GRPdesBF
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Port de Salau - Port de Marterat (bm422-423)

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Only the bordermarkers on this stage are shown (and some adjoining ones). The main route is red, the variants have other colors. Click here for an fullscreen interactive map.

In short

To get from Port de Salau (bm422 and 422bis) to Port de Marterat (bm423), you need to descend considerably towards Salau and then climb again to the borderridge.
Wayfinding down towards Salau is easy on well waymarked trails and the continuation on tarmac to the derelict mining building of d'Anglade is even smoother. Beyond d'Anglade however, wayfinding to Col de Crusous requires attention although there is a faint waymarking. Then you have to cross another ridge to reach the red/white waymarked trail towards Port de Marterat.

Considerations
Beyond Col de Crusous there's a small and basic cabin (Cabane de Crusous) with running water outside. Further on - 15 min. before reaching Port de Marterat - there's another - larger and more fancy - cabin (Cabane de Marterat). In this case there's no source nearby, you'd better gather your water in advance, 500m before the cabin. On the spanish side - half a hour of descending from Port de Marterat - there's a nice lake where you could make your well-deserved bivouac.

Factsheet
Routes
Km
Heights:
min - max
Heights:
start-finish
Cum. pos.
elevation
Cum. neg.
elevation
Cum. total
elevaton
Time
Bm's
covered
main route
15,7
984-2232
2093-2230
1799
1662
3461
8:18
3*
incl. all variants
no variants in this stage
- the main route is a smooth trail along the border and most of the bordermarkers (within 100m reach of the main route)
- the variants allow you to visit the remaining bordermarkers
- altitudes according to the NASA SRTM3 database, derived through
Gpsvisualizer:
- km & elevations according to Basecamp
- time according to
Naismith's rule with average speed 4km/h; 10 min. extra for every 100m ascent and 5 min. extra for every 100m descent. Don't forget: this is a rough estimation.
- (+ or -) = extra km & elevation & time compared to continuing on the main route)
* = including overlap of 2 bm's with previous stage
Bm's
covered
cumulative:
463
Bm's cum.
on main route:
307

Gps-files needed

kml/kmz
gpx (with
altitudes added)
Waypoints of all esfr-bordermarkers esfr-bordermarkers-all-waypoints.kml
gpx-version
Tracks of this stage grpdesbf-422-423-vs01.kml
gpx-version

Useful
You might check the relevant webpages in the 'All markers'-section and 'All my trips'-section. They provide pictures of the bordermarkers and additional information.

Version 01
December 2013. If you have any correction, suggestion etcetera -> please email me: eefberns@grenspalen.nl


MAPS AND DIRECTIONS
December 2013. Maps and directions yet to be worked out in more detail. You might check the relevant webpages in the 'All markers'-section and 'All my trips'-section for pictures of the bordermarkers and wayfinding-issues.

Print your own maps
It's easy to print your own - custom made - maps with the GRPdesBF-route and the bordermarkers on them.
See: Print your own maps


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