Tag Archives: Long Distance Hikes

GR20 Stage 9* – Refuge de l’Onda to Vizzavona, Corsica, France

June 26, 2014 Compared to the previous afternoon the night was calm. We slept soundly and woke to a magnificent sunrise framed by thunderheads. An ominous sign, but for the moment at least the skies were clear. After breakfast the … Continue reading

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GR20 Stage 8* – Refuge de Petra Piana to Refuge de l’Onda, Corsica, France

June 25, 2014 We’ve been hunkered down in the tent for the last two hours waiting for the thunderstorm to pass. We hold our hands up against the ceiling of the tent, the only thing protecting us from the pouring … Continue reading

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GR20 Stage 7* – Refuge de Manganu to Refuge de Petra Piana, Corsica, France

June 24, 2014 Amazing stars at 2AM with the Milky Way clearly visible. Slept very well and woke ready to conquer another hard day. Today we cross the highest point on the trail. I’m not coughing quite as much but … Continue reading

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GR20 Stage 6* – Hôtel Castel di Vergio to Refuge de Manganu, Corsica, France

June 23, 2014 We got a late start on the trail waiting for the 7AM breakfast service. We could have ordered breakfast the night before, but after the long day yesterday we thought the rest would do us some good. … Continue reading

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GR20 Stage 5* – Auberge U Vallone to Hôtel Castel di Vergio, Corsica, France

June 22, 2014 Woke to a pretty, dry morning, rather warm and still windy. We were planning to breakfast at the refuge but with the number of patrons already in the dining room when we arrived decided that it wasn’t … Continue reading

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GR20 Stage 4* – Cirque de la Solitude, Corsica, France

Haut Asco to Auberge U Vallone June 21, 2014 This was the big day, Stage 4 – The Cirque de la Solitude, the claimed hardest day of the GR20. Leaving the hotel at 6:15AM it was a beautiful crisp morning … Continue reading

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GR20 Stage 3* – Refuge de Carozzu to Haut Asco, Corsica, France

June 20, 2014 Slept well, 8PM to 5AM, after taking ibu PM and woke with the sore throat I suspected that I was coming down with. Don also was a bit under the weather. He laid around in the tent … Continue reading

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