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The cache is situated next to a small lake on the French side of the Pyrenees mountains between France and Spain. From the closest vehicle parking, it's a fairly steep one hour walk up the valley to the cache along a footpath which is part of the GR10 walking route that connects the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediteranion Sea.
If you visit the cache early mornings during February and August or any other time during the year, you will most probably encounter wild deer during the walk. (The walk is very popular during the French holiday seasons.) Allow roughly three hours before you will be back at your car.
Park in the big car park where the road ends at Pont d'Espagne (a minimal parking fee is charged during the high season). The walk starts 200m from the carpark at N42°51.043' W000°08.335' (30m from the rock footbrigde crossing the river just below the cascading waterfall). A signboard will point you to Lac du Gaube. Follow the footpath untill you reach the lake.
The cache is reachable both in summer and winter. During winter we would recommend using snow racquets for the walk, which can be rented at a little town about 6 km before the car park. Remember to bring along snowchains for your car in winter which may come in handy during the last 6 km before the car park.
Please be fairly discrete when looking for the cache around the lake. During the high season the lake area is a popular picnic spot.
PS. Thank you to Darwin and Padington who helped with the replacement of the logbook and cache on various occasions!. Wow, you guys are amazing! Merci Darwin et Padington de votre aide remplacer le récipient de cachette et le carnet. Merci à vous nous pourrons partager cet endroit spécial avec d'autres geocachers. Merci pour maintenir cette cachette vivante !
This cache is up for adoption. If you live close by and want to help maintaining this cache, please contact me. (Cette cache est en hausse pour l'adoption. Si vous vivez étroitement près et voulez aider à maintenir cette cachette, svp contactez-moi.)
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