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- 14 july 2005 -
Quatorze juillet

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Part of  a 6-days solo-hike from Puigcerda to Prats-de-Mollo along the borderline.
 
Route: Refugio de Ull de Ter – Prats-de-Mollo. 
 

  
Walking:  10 hours. 
Climbing to Porteille Mantet is simple and there is

Bm511

A lot of chamois

Following the borderridge (more or less) on the HRP-trail


Climbing to the summit of  Roc Colom.

Bm512, found after a long search. Although it's white painted, it inconspicuous in this rocky surrounding.
Moreover it's a bit down the real summit, south of it. The summit is visible on this picture as a reference.

Bm512
Continuing to Coll del Pal with bm513

On this picture we see the Pic de Costabone ahead.
Bm513, a smaller stone

Then underneath Pic de Costabone but descending on the wrong ridge.

I saw a sort of bordermarkers (with
 "MP" and a number) which I 've seen before on the high plains above Puigcerda. I think they are municipal bordermarkers.

By following horizontally the mountain slope on various cattle-trails I return on the borderridge.

On the Col de Siern:

bm514
Bm514 with me
In the distance Col Pregon with bm515
Bm515
In the distance Collada del Prats with bm516
Bm516
Followed by a long descent to Prats-de-Mollo.

That's a treat of the senses after a those tough days on bare mountain terrain: colors, scents, sounds.

And down in that lovely town, it's quartorze juillet!  July 14th, the national holiday of France, celebrated on the town square with  music and dancing.
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