National Geographic : 1937 Oct
© National Geographic Society Finlay Photograph by W. Robert Moore RED ROOFS, GREEN PASTURES, AND A STEEL-BLUE STREAM MAKE PORTER A TYPICAL PYRENEAN VILLAGE A patch of snow, surviving through summer until September, marks the Pic Carlitte (upper right), some 9,580 feet high. Behind the town, aroad zigzags up from the valley of the Carol to the Col (pass) de Puymorens, which takes motorists over tothe valley ofthe Ariege. Arailroad tunnel, about three and a half miles long, pierces the mountains to connect the two valleys. Sheep and cattle arepastured inthe pass after the snow melts.