|Streetlight approach to Bisaurin|
Now we’re talking excitement and thrills. Los Pirineos/The Pyrenees – they are real mountains, pointy rocky things, snow/ice, danger/thrills, crowds, expensive resorts and, of course, those damn thunderstorms almost every afternoon.
Bisaurin - besides having a great name is prominence number 25 with P1038 at 2668m.
|Refugio de Lizara|
The obvious starting point is Refugio de Lizara N42.76309 W0.63343 (1506m) with a large unshaded car park. The path is obvious and waymarked. There may be room for a little confusion at a stream crossing N42.77357 W0.64444 (1746m) - however, no matter as all the choices meet up again. The official path takes a major right turn N42.77375 W0.64912 (1872m) and then an equally significant left turn N42.77803 W0.64512 (1955m) and you end up on a junction at the Collado del Foration N42.77697 W0.64991 (2006m). Don't go down and don't turn left - so that means go right and upwards. Initially it is easy going (cows can graze there) and gets scrappier and more scrambly as you get higher with a nice patch of snow to cross.
|Cows expecting rain?|
|Cows might be right|
|GPS taking a reading on top of the snow|
|Trig lying down on the job|
|Bisaurin from Collarada|
11.37km, 1468m total ascent
Overnight in Refugio de Lizara carpark