Photographer's Note

Vue sur le nord du Dévoluy, et le Trièves, depuis la tête de Rame, dite des Chétives, promontoire sur le Valbonnais et au delà. On distingue avant tout la Grande Tête de l'Obiou, avec la barre du Bonnet de Calvin qui le désigne à droite. Le massif se prolonge vers les Hautes-Alpes avec les Têtes de Lapras, de l'Aupet, et les deux Ferrand. Du coté des moutons, montés de la bergerie de la combe Guyot (vers 2000m, sous le lac Labarre) le Vercors s'étire, interrompu plus près par le massif du Coiro, puis de l'Armet, jusqu'au Taillefer.


From the top of Tête de Rame, a.k.a. Tête des Chétives. The view from up there, at 2644m, which is an altitude reasonable enough to receive a host of sheep from the coomb 1000m beneath, is fantastic enough to encompass the mountains ranging from the Dévoluy to the Taillefer, along the flat crest of Vercors. Those ranges are all running south of Grenoble, Dévoluy being mostly in the Hautes-Alpes department. The incredible mesa-like pillar in the middle of the far hazy distance is the Obiou, the wild treasure of Dévoluy, culminating at 2789m, which is huge as compared to the vicinity.

Tête de Rame can be reached either from Valsenestre, near Valbonnais, which is the part joining Malsanne valley to the depression where La Mure sleeps, or from Confolens, a small village known for its waterfall, which is reached from Le Perier, a hardly less small village in Malsanne Valley. Denivelation is about the same I reckon, the Confolens path being longer.

It is the highest summit of a crest that runs from Labarre lake and the Roméiou pass above (2439m), to the Arcanier (about 2500m) above the Gary lake.
The average walk to those marvels is 5h. But patience is well-awarded, and if you have patience, it will overcome difficulties that here arise only from eagerness.

Have a nice harvest for that new year, of dreams and of dream-likenesses! :)
PP: Color-balance adjusted, with some contrast.

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