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Pamplona y Les Pyrénées Occidentales

I’m about to ride down a long winding hill that I rode up two days ago. Out of this amazing alpine valley and Plateau de Lhers where I have been camping for two nights at a perfect campground at the end of the road, and where I happened upon the amazing Pic de Labigouer yesterday.
The Summit

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Me at the summit and my new backpack that I made out of a big stuff sack with neckties for straps.

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On the way down

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I lost my hat somewhere on the road heading back to the village and rode up to find it in the evening. Found it in the middle of the road, and then this dude found me, while taking pictures of the herd and the illuminated mountains in the distance

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I woke up to frost on the ground the last two mornings. Yesterday I had breakfast in bed

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30 km ride, all uphill from Jaca, Spain to the pass of Somport and the border between France and Spain the day before yesterday

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The top! At the old border station pre- European Union

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Between Donosti and Jaca I stopped for a day in Pamlona and stayed at a pilgrim’s hostel, for those hiking the Camino de Santiago. I followed the route backwards to the aforementioned pass. Pamplona is an awesome spot to eat and drink.

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Pilgrims in the morning about to head out.

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Just like me! Off to ride down to the main road, then over the Col de Marie Blanque into the next valley!!!

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