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October 10th SJPDP

Cbok82

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Camino(s) past & future
September 18
Ok so I have scoured the forums and read various posts about weather this time of year. And I know I'm never going to get a definitive answer, however some advice from anyone who has walked at this time would be great...I start in SJPDP on 11th October and finish in Pamplona 14th October

Basically I'm wondering what I should pack clothing wise....

Are shorts a stupid idea??

Will I need anything heavier than a lightweight fleece? (Not counting rain jacket)

Is the Napoleon Route well way markered? It's slightly daunting to think I could lost in sudden fog in the middle of the Pyrenees 😱
 
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Camino Frances (Sep/Oct 2018)
Camino Portugues (May 2021)
Layers, Layers, Layers! a lightweight fleece with several layers and rain / snow protection should be enough. Don't forget gloves. If you're going to get lost, it will probably be on the decent - read the route descriptions carefully and plan to take the "easier" route to the right as you descend. Go slow, be prepared. If there's a chance of snow, skip the Napoleon route altogether.

Buen Camino!
 
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Ok so I have scoured the forums and read various posts about weather this time of year. And I know I'm never going to get a definitive answer, however some advice from anyone who has walked at this time would be great...I start in SJPDP on 11th October and finish in Pamplona 14th October

Basically I'm wondering what I should pack clothing wise....

Are shorts a stupid idea??

Will I need anything heavier than a lightweight fleece? (Not counting rain jacket)

Is the Napoleon Route well way markered? It's slightly daunting to think I could lost in sudden fog in the middle of the Pyrenees 😱
Maybe this will give you an idea of what will work during your time on Camino. Below is a list of my "closet" that I carry in my pack. Besides it being used during the last two years on Camino during late Sept to late October - - and again this year from late October to November - - it is about the same as what I used to thru hike the Pacific Crest Trail and the Colorado Trail (most of which sits above 9,000 feet / 2743 meters in elevation. And for the thousands of other backpacking miles I have done.
  1. Pants -- REI, Classic Sahara Convertible, Zip-Off Legs
  2. Baselayer Top -- Smartwool, Lightweight, Long-Sleeve x 1
  3. Baselayer Bottom - Smartwool, Lightweight
  4. Hat - wool beanie
  5. Windshell Jacket - Patagonia, Houdini
  6. Insulating Layer -- Mountain Hardwear, Ghost Whisperer Vest
  7. Socks -- Smartwool Phd, Crew, Light Padding x 2
  8. Extra insoles x 1
  9. Poncho --- Zpacks, Cuben Fiber Frogg Toggs Ultralite breathable poncho
  10. Gloves -- North Face, polartec
The total weight is around 3.4 pounds.

Additionally, The clothing that I wear consists of running shorts and a long sleeved synthetic and lightweight shirt.

All of the clothing can be used in various layering configurations to provide a comfort range from 25F to very hot. This is just an example of how a layering system can be flexible and cover a wide temperature range which is more than sufficient for the time of year you are going over the Pyrenees and Galicia.
 

Felipe

Veteran Member
October 4th, 2015.
Foggy early in the morning, sunny and cold afterwards.
As for the signposts, follow the red and white strips. If they are parallel, you are in the right direction.
Anyway, you will be hardly alone.
Remember that after Lepoeder pass there are two options: by the forest (scenic, steep) and the easier paved road to Ibañeta (which is fine, also) and a final walk by the forest.
 

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lindam

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Frances, VDLP, Invierno, Portuguese, Madrid, Ingles, Fisterra, Muxia, Catalan/Aragones/Loyola Norte
I see you have received multiple answers for your original question. Just wanted to share some additional relevant information with you: be advised that 12 October is a national holiday in Spain (I noted that this is the second day of your Camino). This will mean that shops, cafes, etc. along the way may have limited hours on that day (and possibly on the following Monday as the holiday falls on a Saturday).
 


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