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David-Guenot: Track 3265 in area near France, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes ()
Mont Gerbier de Jonc
Length: 1.3km, Creator time taken: 1h29m, Ascent: 134m,
Descent: 120m

Places: Start at Lon 4.21646, Lat 44.8432, end at Start
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Overlooking the spring of the Loire River in the E of Massif Central, this famous summit (1551m) is locally called a "suc", a massive dome with volcanic origins.
A house has been built around the spring of the Loire River. A touristic place with wild surroundings.
Not much to climb, but a bit of challenging ground.

Not much to climb from the touristic roadside and it is on private land, so there is one blue-marked trail leading up and one leading down. I climbed it with my 7 1/2-year-old son; he was the only kid of his age making his way up, and he did pretty well !! This short climb implies some light scrambling (never exposed though), mostly on the upper part, and child supervision is of course mandatory. I had to help my son on more than one occasion, mostly on the descent. The route is very busy in summer, but the steep, playful ground makes for a pleasant walk and the 360°C views from the top are really worth the effort. A quick up and down could easily be done in 35/45 minutes.
On the way up.
The cairn-littered summit.
View N towards the highest peak of the area, Mont Mézenc in the distance (1754m, see track 3271) and Suc de Sara (1521m, r.).

Uploaded on: Sat, 30 Jul 2016 (13:22:50)
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