David-Guenot: Track 3271 in area near France, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes ()
Length: 4.1km, Creator time taken: 1h29m, Ascent: 197m, Descent: 193m
Places:Start at Lon 4.17879, Lat 44.916, end at Start Logged as completed by 1
After having climbed the nearby Gerbier de Jonc (1551m), my 7 1/2-year-old son and I had a stroll up the highest peak of E Massif Central, Mont Mézenc (1754m). There are quite a few starting points possible, but I had chosen to start from the Croix de Peccata, a kind of col with a stone cross where the road meets several tracks and trails. We followed the gravel forest road to the SE until it ended, then headed on for a gentle ascent on the obvious track through the forestry. The route was pretty busy in this glorious day of July. The ground becomes rocky and steepens a bit in the end, but this is definitely feasible with (even relatively young) children.
A big cross stands proudly on the N top (1749m), which we visited first, before the easy stroll to the main top (1753m). Fantastic panoramic views from both tops, my favourite being the views over the Montagne d'Alambre (1691m) to the W.
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