France: Vercors - Limestone Fortress among Lavender Fields - paulsmit
'Hikers on mule track-4.'

	South of Pont-en-Royans an ancient mule track leads up the perpendicular slope of the Grande Cournouse towards the Pas de l'Allier. Till the 19th century tracks like these were the only way to cross the Vercors in an east-west direction. They were mainly used by charcoal burners who worked high up in the woods. Photo Mick Palarczyk.