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Le Tourtoureau ou sommet de la Laupie (2025m)

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A hike to the Tourtoureau mountain (also called the summit of Laupie), 2025m, in the Digne-les-Bains region, Southern French Alpes. 04-Jun-2003. Barles (1000m), Vaux, Col de Clapouse (1692m), Tourtoureau and back on the ridge between Vaux and the valley Val Haut. difference in elevation about 1000m, total time about 6 hours. Departure: Going south at the end of the village Barlesthere is a tunnel. Take the road at the right-hand-side directly after the tunnel. After the sharp bending (Attention: RVs will not be able take this road!), take the unpaved road which runs parallel to the river. Park the car where the valley opens up to the west, at the bottom of the so-called Chateau de Barles. The view from the parking on photo nr. 1 shows the summit Tourtoureau at the horizon.

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1: The Vaux river
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2: ?
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3: During one hour the broom provides us with its mild scent Sarothamnus scoparius? Genista tinctoria?
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4: Rosa arvensis
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5: Scrapcar landfill
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6: The famous combat car R4 found eternal peace
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7: Broomed Mercedes model 123
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8: Scrap car free broom zone starts here
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9: Paradisia liliastrum? Anthericum ramosum?
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10: Orchis militaris?
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11: Leontodon hispidus
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12: Some more scrap-cars in broom contrast
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13: Le Blayeul (2189) or the Quatre Termes stops the clouds
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14: Lotus corniculatus
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16: A house in the village Vaux which was abandonned long ago. The forest is gaining ground.
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17: A refreshing bath on a hot day for Sheeva after one hour of walk not far from Vaux.
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18: At the horizon one can already see the ridge near Col de Clapouse and the roof of the sheepherd house below the ridge
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19: Since water was warm, the master of the dog also took a bath before attacking the steep hill.
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20: because Sheeva didn't like my smell and turned his nose to the sky.
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21: This river had graved a variety of shapes in the stone during the last million of years and I can imagine that the people of Vaux had a wonderfull time in summer - but I doubt they had much leisure time.
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22: Pseudorchis albida? (Leucorchis albida? Reisigl/Keller)
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