Dwarfed by the peaks surrounding us, we set off by car from Saint-Lary-Soulan for a day hike into the surrounding wilderness. It was late April, a perfect time to hike–with the snow from the winter steadily melting, and before the stifling heat of summer crept through the valleys of the Pyrenees. [Read more…]
The novelty of France being a short drive away still hasn’t worn off despite living in northern Spain for over two years now. It’s a privilege I’ve taken advantage of several times; I just can’t get enough of the fairytale beauty of the Pyrenees, and the small towns that stud its valleys, like Bagnères-de-Bigorre and this one–Saint-Lary-Soulan.
Today, we’re going on a hike. But this isn’t your ordinary walk through the woods. This is what is called here in Spain El Bosque Pintado or, The Painted Forest. Sounds enchanting, doesn’t it?