its a lovely spot and sort of doable from barce. first time we went there we stayed in a place called tremp, which is kinda lovely in itself....and then made day trips into the hills. It was easter and still chest deep in snow in places. Second time was last year, we spent a day and a half walking thru on the HRP. I'd like to tell you that was great, but there was solid clag for the entire time, so we saw nought. avoid lac sant maurici so i've heard, unless you like your wild camping accompanied by quad biking eejits.