The ridge on the way to Usciolu

GR20 stage 12: Bocca di Verdi to Refuge d´Usciolu

GR20 stage 12: Bocca di Verdi to Refuge d´Usciolu
Distance: 16 km, asc/desc: 1290/830m, 8h
August 17th, 2016

One of the great stages of GR20. From I Prati the GR20 is essentially a ridge walk all the way to Usciolu and even a couple of hours beyond. The ridge has been described as The Spine of Corsica, with extensive views  and frequent shift from one side of the ridge to another, undulating with only a couple of major ascents and descents.

Scrambling on the ridge near Usciolu
Scrambling on the ridge near Usciolu

The scrambling is moderate and technically the trail is not exposed, however it can get very windy up there and obviously it is only recommended to walk in dry weather.

The ridge on the way to Usciolu
The ridge on the way to Usciolu

Somewhat curiously, I camped at exactly the same spot at Usciolu in 2015 as I did in 2014:

Camping at Usciolu
Camping at Usciolu 2014
Camping at Usciolu
Camping at Usciolu 2015

Click for full photogallery of this GR20 stage on flickr.
This post is part of a series on the GR20 as walked in August 2015.

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