Having walked the straight up and down route to Lac Bleu back in November, this time wanted to access the high Alpine meadows beyond the lake and in particular enjoy the spring wildflowers for which the mountains are justly famous. We weren't disappointed.
|A Meadow of Buttercups near Lac d'Ourrec|
|Gentians and Buttercups en route|
|Pich d'Ouscouaou - time for a breather as we climb through the forest.|
|Looking down on Lac d'Ourrec.|
|Climbing out of the valley towards the col.|
|Nearing the top of the Col de Bareilles.|
|Lac Bleu from the Col de Bareilles.|
For details of the route (and many others) see this excellent website (in French).