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matanba  
#1 Posted : Thursday, August 14, 2008 10:55:08 PM(UTC)
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I returned this week from the Spanish name which went the GR11 route.

First I want to thank the members of the Forum that gave me useful information in the shortest time you had to plan your trip.

I'd love to return the favor and provide information for those looking for a walk around or just curiosity.

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The GR 11 route the Spaniards.

General:
The Pyrenees mountain range extends along the northeast border with France between the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea in the West to the East. Air line along the ridge is about 450 km. high peaks rise above 3000 m. There are three tracks that continue along the Ridge, Atlantic. The Spanish side GR11, French side and HRP GR10 high Pyrenees route) which is a combination of different tracks from both countries, and on watershed.

I understand the 11GR, Greece didn't do the other two, is more moderate in terms of height and changes the weather it more comfortable and predictable.

Length of 850 km 11 GR is the Atlantic Ocean. It is customary to do as track days. I did it all, made piece of 550 km or less in the middle of a town called ronssoweis, near the city of Pamplona to the city of פוויצ'רדה, some three days after the tiny state of Andorra which cross the road.

Answer:
The best time to do the trail during the summer from mid-June to mid-September. Until mid-June you may the Lord above 2500 m high are still covered with snow, and to allow for them after September might get cold anymore. During July and August the days (lights from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.) and the weather was very warm days, sometimes even too hot and the nights are cool but the temperature rarely drops below freezing at elevations where passing track (1000-2700 m). In six weeks I spent in the mountains I had four rainy nights, two terrifying storms and during the day only happened once it rained all day and dripping a few times. The Basque area West has mist often.

Navigation:
The track is marked so length similar to the marks in red and white, in addition there are a number of tell via the navigation and go a long way in planning and conduct. I used a book published "through friendly Pyrenees, Visconti and I recommend it. Unable to reach him, I ordered it online. You can also buy a topographic hiking maps of Spain Pyrenees in different scales 1:40 1:50, 000, 000 and 1:25, 000

In Spain it is also possible to purchase a set of maps of scale 1:40, 000 intended particularly to GR11 and includes only the path of the track and a slightly smaller size than pages A4 and divided so that each day there are page (that's counting all milligrams can throw the cable of the previous page). The set comes with several Spanish way.

I used a number of friendly and maps 1:50, 000, hardly had to open the map, highlighting the story book and usually do the job.

* It is highly recommended to go off and make day trips to the peaks.

Accommodation:
There are three main types of accommodation

1) paid huts called "Refugio", these are a kind of privately owned lodges usually dorm accommodation (dormiteri) and provide a hot dinner and breakfast and occasionally lunch picnic package. Price per night per bed is 12-15 euros per person with meals 30-40 euros per person.

2) another kind of accommodations they manned huts called ' Refugio Libre ', these are the cabins for hikers, most of them are very simple and include sleeping berth and usually invest fireplace and some with mattresses, blankets, a first aid kit, etc.

3) a third option and the most common is camping. In theory you can do the course without a tent, but it's not very practical and very limited due to the location. I haven't met anyone who did the track without a tent. Basically there is a prohibition on camping not designated parking lot. The reason is to prevent families set up tents are large and loud. For travellers with small tent usually don't make any problems but it is recommended not to camp instead of a voltage and too early in order not to provoke.

* When passing through town or village you can also find the hotel usually and sometimes paid camping

Food and water on the trail:
I didn't use the food services in Refugio-come and cooked and carried all my food. I didn't have to carry food for more than six days and that's because I went slowly. Most of the supply points are small containers in small villages where little selection. Common things that I could always find rice Pasta meals are for quick preparation, smoked sausage, bread, condensed milk, dried fruits and nuts. Rarely you can find products from Quaker Granola and breakfast, substitute I found was grits for babies-did the trick.

Clean water everywhere and many, I saw people travelling with. There are days where you have to carry water for most of the day. Only happened twice I decided to purge my drinking water but each and his judgment.

Walk:
When Greece never went a similar scale, in terms of length, I find it hard to increase the level of difficulty of the track. Along the way, according to the number of days between 15-30 km and the height differences are 600-1600 meters. Height differentials affect the difficulty rather than distance, the hardest days are the shorter ones up and down 1500-1900. I can vouch for myself I weigh less than 60 pounds and I'm not particularly strong, with weight 16-21 pounds and was not bad at all, of course, once you get used to.

I walked slowly and shortened days and once a week I did today. In retrospect, when I already know my better skills could move faster.

Equipment/weight:
As well of course Israel carried more than anyone I've ever met. My bag with food for five or six days weighed 21 kg 16 kg without food most people carrying 13-15 kg with the right equipment can get to 11 kg.

The reasons for the higher weight were narkati to colder, rainy weather than needed, I went alone, my basic heavy equipment for a modern equipment available today.

נוף:
Amazing and surprising throughout the track, at least in part done. The heights are picturesque towns and small villages hardly changed since medieval times, including grazing areas for cattle and green meadows and pine forests in the style of Peter and the Wolf. As the climbers will be more extreme views, peaks, lakes, glaciers and towering granite cliffs and chalk. The summer season is amazing, great floral diversity.

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Amtrak  
#2 Posted : Friday, August 15, 2008 12:33:25 PM(UTC)
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Ah, I love the Spanish Pyrenees. Next time in Spain.

Book sharing and images.

bram  
#3 Posted : Friday, August 15, 2008 7:05:12 PM(UTC)
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Please, put emphasis on logistics: food equipment.
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#4 Posted : Monday, August 18, 2008 7:32:05 PM(UTC)
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Providing welcome:-), how was school?
What finally did track
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#5 Posted : Tuesday, August 19, 2008 1:20:05 AM(UTC)
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Hey wait
I joined congratulating
So what about pictures?
What route did you do?
Throw any object!
matanba  
#6 Posted : Tuesday, August 26, 2008 3:19:13 PM(UTC)
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#7 Posted : Tuesday, August 26, 2008 4:18:08 PM(UTC)
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It's what you do abuse me with these pictures.

How did it go?

matanba  
#8 Posted : Tuesday, August 26, 2008 7:09:18 PM(UTC)
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This year, the snow was later than usual and indeed went on snow than I expected. I have no experience of snow and so was a little scary. Would one day need crampons and lucky and met two Germans to finish after that section and could therefore rent together and they returned to the town where we rented. Wasn't cold and snow was not deep. The only problem was steep ascents to passim because danger.

matanba  
#9 Posted : Tuesday, August 26, 2008 7:11:24 PM(UTC)
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I understand that many people are waiting for the technical details, I just don't know where to start. Maybe it's worth making some who back a format can fill and no way to make information about the routes and who was where.
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#10 Posted : Tuesday, August 26, 2008 7:44:46 PM(UTC)
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Everyone will be happy to meet and see slideshow, meanwhile, should provide technical details: when you go, some day, weights, equipment, lodging and food, and grads, steep, restrictions along the route.

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#11 Posted : Tuesday, August 26, 2008 10:17:20 PM(UTC)
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Amazing photos.

Some of the upcoming summer giving on the TMB, now I wonder if it's the right decision.
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#12 Posted : Friday, August 29, 2008 4:25:45 AM(UTC)
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Shalom Matan

I also planned to walk the trail this year, but didn't come out eventually (maybe in the future)

In some directory and maps used for?

From where you start, hatlani or the Mediterranean?

In addition, a link to Google:

Http://maps.google.com/maps?q=http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/download.php?Number=694626&t=k&om=1

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#13 Posted : Saturday, August 30, 2008 9:43:46 AM(UTC)
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Great and thank you.

Now one small recommendation.
Cut your message below and use the Edit button of the first message in order to make your first post last on the concatenating assignment.

More likely, people will explain first and then see the photos.

bram  
#14 Posted : Saturday, August 30, 2008 10:40:00 AM(UTC)
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Thanks, great! Now I need someone to tell also about 10 GR.
Amtrak  
#15 Posted : Saturday, August 30, 2008 12:42:10 PM(UTC)
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Indeed a very successful conclusion.

The weight of the bag. I think it just shows that everyone makes his path, and people carrying many seem to enjoy and to finish the trail (or they define themselves). All the tlabi Lite (including myself-I like it, but the idea is very like it) are not always right, and anyone can do track.

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#16 Posted : Saturday, August 30, 2008 2:48:30 PM(UTC)
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Great summary, I also try to write some summary of the HRP I did last summer.
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#17 Posted : Saturday, August 30, 2008 2:56:12 PM(UTC)
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Thank you very much.

After it seems now also track sounds good
bram  
#18 Posted : Sunday, May 17, 2009 9:20:04 PM(UTC)
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Providing,

I plan to go about 3 weeks the GR11.

Can you advise on the map: which maps buy How should the first half of the track? I'm debating whether to buy the guide + maps (http://www.themapcentre.com/acatalog/Miscellaneous_Spain_Walking_Maps.html) to 42!! Or individual maps.

Thank you

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#19 Posted : Sunday, May 17, 2009 9:49:37 PM(UTC)
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However, for three weeks to have 4-5 maps, each map costs between 7 to 10 euros (summer 2007), the maps you can buy in Spain, so you save.
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#20 Posted : Monday, May 18, 2009 11:30:16 PM(UTC)
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Recommend to buy. I can recommend the friendly publishing guide where I can order it online, also has seen the country guide Lonely Planet which is part of 3 weeks. Maps of editorial alpina link have are good, I used their maps. The first link comes with a full set of maps in A4 is very comfortable to use, sort of map for the day, a lot of users which saves weight. I remember when calculated at the same time more profitable to buy the set with the guide in Spanish than to buy individual maps. In the end I got lonely for the possibility to deviate from the course, you'll notice that the best guide is in Spanish!!! I also recommend buying the maps in Spain about 10 per map. If you have any further questions feel free to contact by email.

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