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Fort du Claous (2104m) from Tournoux (1492m), Ubaye Valley (France)

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A mountain hike to the Fort du Claous (2104m) from the Tournoux village (1492m) in summer 2003, Ubaye Valley, France. Departure: From Tournoux climb on a small trail through Bois de Tournoux (Champasses) to the east and then in elevation 1845m, follow the road to the north. Return to Tournoux via the Cassoun forest in the east of the fort and via the hikingtrail GR 6-56.
difference in elevation: 800m, including the visit of the three round observation stations on the ridge of the Tete de Cassoun mountain above the fort. Time: 7h. The Fort itself can't be visited and all entries are blocked.

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2:
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3: Impressions of fossile plants
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4: slide film
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5: Les Gleizolles, Le Siguret, slide film
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6: slide film
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7: slide film
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8: slide film
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9: slide film
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10:
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11: Old military building located directly south of the fort
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13: 1st strategic outlook
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14: Onosma pseudarenarium ssp. helveticum
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15: 2nd outlook
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16: Col de Vars
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17:
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18: La Mortice, Maurin
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19: La Tête de Vallon Claous (2845m)
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22: Brec de Chambeyron
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24: 3rd and last outlook
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25: The rain water is conducted to the internal water reservoir
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27: Lilium bulbiferum

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