|Gorges de la Jonte|
The canyon is a very popular destination for campers, climbers and bird watchers. The area economy depends of this tourism and agriculture for its existence. But as you can see from the photo below, agriculture is the result of back-breaking terracing; the steep hillsides are otherwise unusable.
|Weather station atop Mont Aigoual|
|Ice-encrusted wire fence|
At a lonely intersection of two mountain roads on Col du Pas (833 meters), we found this huge Cross of Lorraine monument to the WWII Resistance fighters who hid in this wild area. You can see a peek of blue sky behind it. Was our weather improving? or would we spend the next two days shivering in the cold and wet? You'll have to read my next blog post to find out!