Krosyka – Szlak GR20

By kuba • Przyszłe Podróże • 17 May 2000

From Wikipedia:

GR 20 (or fra li monte) is a GR
that crosses the Mediterranean
island of Corsica running
approximately north-south, described by the outdoor writer Paddy
Dillon as <<one of the top trails in the world>>.[1]
The GR 20 is marked regularly with distinctive red and white waymarks,
which in good weather are simple to follow, yet in the early and late
season when the ground is usually still covered in snow, or when
walking in cloud, the path may become harder to follow. In some of the
more exposed scrambles, ladders and steel ropes have been fixed into
the rock surface to aid walkers. Although the northern section of the
route requires some moderate scrambling, the majority of the GR 20 is
a well worn footpath and its main challenge comes not from its
ruggedness, but from its length. Being at high altitude, some snow can
come late and early in the year and fog can bring a bitter chill and
make it difficult to find one’s way also some of the ridges are prone
to very high winds. Despite the main path being marked by waymarks and
being well worn, there are also routes that lead down from the main
path into villages, or up from the path to peaks. Walkers should be
aware of these routes as they not only provide variation to the route,
but also could prove vital in a survival situation where it is
required to get an injured walker off the path for example.”[*]

From CS:

“Don’t forget a few
more days to enjoy this wonderful island (AND reach the beach to swim
in the Mediterranean after your trek!)”[*]

dry summers, water becomes difficult to come across in the north part
, so pack accordingly”[*]

is now obliged to make reservations for the refuges even if you use
your own tent!”[*]


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