For the first 3 days of our hike we were in the volcanic region of Deves. For the last 5 days we have been in the mountain region of Aubrac. Today we climbed to the town of Aubrac (1307 m) atop the mountain . Then we descended for the next 7 km to the town of St. Chely d’Aubrac (810 m).
We started at 6:30 in the morning. As usual the morning hour was enchanting.
If you pay attention to the picture below, you will notice the way-markings for the Via Podiensis (GR65). Parallel white and red bars indicate the way (notice extreme right of the picture), whereas a cross of white and red bars (extreme left of the picture) indicates the wrong direction.
Fortunately the downhill portion was well-shaded.
We ended up walking 18 km and 68 floors today.