Port de Balès – May 2014

The last kilometer before the summit of the Port de Balès was a bit stingy today on May 8th, but not enough to keep us from considering a May trip for next year.  The temperatures reached almost 75 degrees today in Bagnères-de-Luchon, and it wasn’t much less than that at the summit of the Port de Balès – no sleeves nor knee-warmers required, even for the descent.


Summit Approach – not much pavement available, but enough.


Summit Blocked?


Maybe not!