Hi all - thanks for the good information. My wife and I have some free time and thinking about walking a segment of the Camino from St. Jean to wherever over about 7-10 days, starting Nov 1 or so. For that time of year, is starting at St. Jean a good idea? I read the route Napoleon, which seems a bit more scenic than the Valcarlos way, will be "closed" Oct 31?-- we would like to hike off auto roads as much as possible--is the Valcarlos way pleasant? the way after Roncesvalles OK that time of year? any other tips? any other sections to try first? Thanks very much.