From Lac Roue we joined the GR5 long distance trail back to Chateau Queyras, descending steeply through wooded hillside with the temperature rising as we descending until it felt like we were in a sauna, with the smell of the pine strong from the trees.
By the time we reached Homer we were ready to cool off, sit down and eat a late lunch/early dinner, but felt exhilarated from the beauty of the day and the joy of being on our feet in the hills.
Tired legs, but the only way is up. Climbing out of Brunissard.
It doesn't take long for the view to get spectacular. We can see many of the switchbacks we'd cycled on en route to the Col d'Izoard.
Almost at Col Tronchet
Impressive views from our lunchtime spot.