|HRP - Day 13|
Day 13 turned out to be a bit of a wash out. I had stayed the night at Hospital de Benasque, but the forecast for today was grim, with rain and low cloud all day.
Despite the lousy forecast I got up early, packed my rucksack, and took breakfast at 6am. Around 6.30am I looked outside and saw that it was pouring with rain, with low cloud. The prospect of crossing the Coll de Mulleres 2928m in these conditions was not appealing, so I decided to write off the day and use it to regroup for tomorrow.
I jumped on a bus down to Benasque and mooched around the shops for a few hours, and wrote up these comments. When I returned to the hotel mid-afternoon the 4 Czech hikers I'd seen yesterday at Refuge de Portillon had just arrived, having spent an exciting wild camp in the massive hailstorm last night. We all had some coffee together before they wandered off into the mist and rain to find a camping spot.