Tag Archive: hiking

GR20 – Day 17 Ortu Di Piobbu to Calenza

Woke up to a morning that was already too warm. I dressed in my hiking clothes but I did not put my jacket. Normally it would keep me warm before we started to… Continue reading

GR20 – Day 16

6/27/19 De Carrozu to Ortu Di Piobbu Stage two today. Choice of an easy route through a valley or high route over the mountain. We opted for the high route and so we… Continue reading

GR20 – Day 15 – Ascu to De Carozzu

What a demanding day. We finished stage 4 yesterday, stage that is considered to be the hardest, and so I thought anything we would do from now on would be easier. How wrong… Continue reading

GR20 – Day 14 – Tighjettu to Ascu

Stage 4, the hardest stage of GR20. We got up extra early, at 4:30 a.m. and under the light of our Lucy lantern broke camp. There was just enough light outside that we… Continue reading

GR20 – Day 13 – De Ciottulu Di i Mori to Tighjettu

With a short stage lasting only 4 hours of walking according to our guide book, we had the luxury to sleep until 6:00 a.m. We could have slept even longer but then we… Continue reading

GR20 – Day 12 – Manganu to De Ciottulu i Mori

Could not wish for more pleasant morning walk. For a very short time we walked on rocks, and then we entered a paradise of meadows and path that let us thread on soft… Continue reading

GR20 – Day 10 – L’Onda to Petra Piana

Sun greeted us early today. We were already high in the mountains and the moment we hiked up from the Bergeries and touched the ridgeline that we would follow for the rest of… Continue reading

GR20 – Day 5 – Refuge Di Verde to Bergeries d’ECampanelle

“Which route do you want to take?” Dave asked looking at the maps of the next stage. “One is an easy four hour walk through the valley. The second option is an alpine… Continue reading

GR20 – Day 4 – Refuge D’Usciolu to Refuge Di Verde

Two people warned us about the difficulty of today’s stage and how there is no way anybody can make it in the 6.5 hours the trailhead sign suggests. I was little bit worried… Continue reading

GR20 – Day 0 – Conca

Time seems to be speeding less here in Europe than it does in the US. Once you leave the large cities behind, everything slows down, everybody is going about their business in much… Continue reading