to get there
have to go to La Pobla de Segur. Coming
from Tremp and once crossed the bridge
over the Flamicell, we turn right by
a road that goes to Pont de Claverol,
Claverol and Ortoneda (or Hortoneda).
We get there after 13 Km of a curvy
technical difficulty comes from the
fact that a few times the paths are
difficult to follow or even inexistent
so is necessary to use the own-orientation
sense, which is easy if the day is clear
because most of the time there is a
Cap de Boumort is one of the best observatories
of the Pyrennees. At the higher part
there are quite a few fields which look
almost alpìne. The lower part
is rough. There is a variety of landscapes.
It's a national hunting reserve. We
were able to see a few vultures and
a couple deers.
hiker must be in good shape because
it's a long way with quite enough slope,
eventhough is not too abrupt. It's absolutely
necessary to carry a good provision
of water. Will find some water sources
but without any higienic guarantee at
all. In wintertime we might find some
snow, while in the summer it can be
of the route
- Sant Cristòfol - Cap
de Boumort - Era del Comú
Ortoneda. 0:00h; 980a.
We leave Ortoneda just where the asphalt
of the track ends. At the right side
of the village. We follow the non-pavimented
track , cross the barranc de la Coma
de l'Olla, and 15 minutes later (900meter)
we arrive to the barranc of the Creu
de Segan at a brisk curve. We continue
in the track for a while and before
arriving to the next barranc, we leave
the track and go up at right by a path
which turns SE, initially over the right
side of the barranc de la Creu de Segan
and afterwards it goes in direction
to a secondary barranc which originates
at the Borda de Jaume de Saria. The
path crosses this small barranc (15';
1100a) and goes to find the crest of
the Serrat de Segan. Once there it turns
SE and goes up by the sunny hillside
and close to the crest. All the way
we have the barranc of the Creu de Segan
at our right.
Bordes. 1:15h; 1385a.
Some 45 minutes later we arrive to a
terraced area. The path gets lost so
we keep going up through the terraces,
continuing in the same direction. Pretty
soon we pass by the Borda de Manyac,
in ruins. 15 minutes later we arrive
to the Bordes de Segan. To go to Sant
Cristòfol we depart from the
higher part of the borda and walk N
to arrive to the crest which we are
seeing over us. Once there we see a
chapel direction N. We arrive to it
by walking through the terraces.
Sant Cristòfol. 1:45h. 1550a.
Is a small and primitive chapel, pretty
well maintained inside. It's located
at a pass under the Montpedrós.
Direction NW there is an impressive
vision over the Barranc de la Llau de
Perauba, with a surprising cylindrical
tower right under the cliff. Looking
E we see the crest going up to the Cap
de Boumort, which we will trek later
on.To get there we take direction SSE
on the track that arrives to the chapel
but we leave it inmediately to take
the crest of the Serra de la Travessa.
Once there we take again the track until
it becomes flat (1700a). Then we leave
it and continue by the same crest and
afterwards by the one of the Serra de
Boumort, amidst red pinetrees. Being
careful, following the animal trails,
there is no problem.
Pista. 2:55h; 1910a.
This track comes from Ortoneda. At right
we can see a shelter which we will find
when descending. Cross the track and
continue cresting, looking for the easiest
spots, till we get to the sommet, where
we may rest and enjoy the view.
Cap de Boumort. 3:35h; 2077a.
To go back we walk down to a small pass
we see at SE , afterwards we move W
to arrive to the shelter we mentioned
before, by a pool. (20'; 1885a). Then
we leave the main track and take one
that by the side of the pool goes in
direction to Sant Cristòfol.
From this point and for quite a while
will see at left the deep valley of
Carreu as well as the mountain of the
same name. Pretty soon will see the
Coll de l'Era del Comú, where
we want to go. After 25 ' (1700a) we
find a trough. Some 200 meters more
and we leave the track by taking a vague
path at left which descends into a field.
From there we turn left to descend directly
to the Coll de l'Era del Comú
by the left side of a barranc, amidst
an abundant bulb vegetation.
Era del Comú. 4:45h; 1500a.
It's a broad pass where several paths
get together. We take a track which
goes up SW towards the Turo de la Cogulla,
which we leave at our right. Then we
descend and once at the lowest part
of the pass (33'; 1465a) there is at
left an abrupt descent which goes down
to the bottom of the valley of Carreu
river.There is a big milestone and a
pole indicating"Reserva Nacional
de Caça". We continue on
the track in very slight ascent and
7' later (1475a) we leave it and go
left, without aparent path, on the beginning
of the crest of the Serra del Banyader.
We leave a pool at 40 m at our left
and a few terraces at the head of the
barranc of the Llau dels Tolls (W) and
walk NNW to find the crest, where we
also encounter a track.
Serra del Banyader. 5:30h ; 1475a.
We take this track (N) which follows
along all the crest. An ample view from
here: Ortoneda just in front of us,
the Roc de Santa at its left. In the
back the Congost de Collegats whth its
mountains around, with the outstanding
Serra de Peracalç at its left.
At the very back, the Pyrennees. The
track keeps going down. Will take us
slightly over one hour to arrive to
the track of the departing point , some
ten minutes at left of Ortoneda.
Ortoneda. 6:40h. End
of the itinerary
of the hike This
hike was done on 15 May 2003, together with
RR and XL.
of the two maps of the area is good
enough. The Piolet's 1:25.000 does not
show many of the paths which surprisingly
can be better found in ICC's 1:50.000
which is correct but the starting pointof
the ascent to the barranc de la Llau
de Segan is misplaced.