A little late tale from my journey on the GR20

Tarjei

Posted: Fri, May 10, 2013, 22:16

It took its time, but I've finally managed to write a tale from my journey on the GR20 in English.
I did write one in Norwegian, but found out that I would like to have an English version of my journeys as well.

Here is an overview over my journey:
http://tarjeinskrede.blogspot.no/p/gr20.html.

Or you could just go to the blog itself: http://tarjeinskrede.blogspot.no.

However, my English is a little bit rusty (or more) so please be patient with my writing.

As a little bit of fun I made this video:

https://vimeo.com/65335497.

Each day at about 12:00 when I di the GR20 I took a picture of myself. I put the pictures together and made a very short video of them.

Tarjei



Gaffr

Posted: Mon, May 13, 2013, 4:40

Hello Tarjei,
Have caught up with your Corsican blog. What you might call a very comprehensive account of the journey with all the extras! I guess that the last three stages will be available later? I'll look at the video later. Many thanks for posting the account which will be very lelpful to future visitors.

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Gaffr



Turnertactics
moderator

Posted: Mon, May 13, 2013, 7:15

Tarjei

You certainly got lots of weather!

Looks like you had a good trip despite the rain.

Alan

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Alan



Tarjei

Posted: Mon, May 13, 2013, 7:47

Gaffr, the three stages is available. I've only got the links on the overview page wrong. It should be fixed now.

Tarjei



Tarjei

Posted: Mon, May 13, 2013, 15:55

Alan, I got a lot of weather, that's true.
And I was a little bit frustrated about it while I was in Corte, since my main reason for being in Corsica was to do the GR20. But afterwards, I'm a little bit happy because of it. Since I don't think I would have done the 'a boucle des deux vallees' trek if I haven't gotten off the GR20. And Corte was nice.

And actually if you look away from the days I was cutoff from the route I had very little bad weather while I was walking the GR20. Most of the rain and bad weather came when I was at the cabins.

I had a very good trip.

Tarjei



Michele
moderator

Posted: Mon, May 13, 2013, 20:10

Tarjei,

Thanks for your GR20 blog! (just finished reading it - it brought back nice memories!). I liked your approach: you took your time, did the trail PLUS all mountain bids. Nice! (My dream is to spend the night on top of Mount Rotondo like these French guys did https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XdX0uy9s84). Too bad for the nasty weather you experienced (ouch!).
I also enjoyed your photo gallery: one of the most comprehensive and complete I've seen around. Well done!! Bravo!

--Michele



Turnertactics
moderator

Posted: Tue, May 14, 2013, 9:22

Tarjei

I'm returning to Corsica in July to finish off the GR20 but after reading your account of the Tavignanu valley last year we amended our plans to get back on the route that way. We'll overlap with our previous trip but I really enjoyed stopping at the Refuge de Manganu and crossing the Breche de Capitellu, so it will be great to do that again.

I just hope we get a little less weather than you did!

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Alan



Turnertactics
moderator

Posted: Tue, May 14, 2013, 16:08

Michele

That's a great clip and what a place for a bivi! Is there a permanent shelter up there or was that something they constructed?

Maybe another time?

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Alan



Tarjei

Posted: Tue, May 14, 2013, 18:11

There is a little shelter on the top, just below the summit.
Nothing in it, though. But I like the idea of sleeping over at the summit.

Tarjei



Michele
moderator

Posted: Wed, May 15, 2013, 6:40

Yes, Alan, like Tarjei says, there is a little (shepherd's maybe?) shelter on top. I found this pic on the Internet and downloaded it, but can't remember who took it.

http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/8042/monterotondoshelter.jpg

--Michele



Turnertactics
moderator

Posted: Wed, May 15, 2013, 13:40

Thanks.

Now added to some future 'the bits I missed' itinerary.

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Alan