Saturday, July 30, 2011

Finally, Pictures of Sunny Spain

I promised more pictures in a trip report I recently wrote, and here they are.  I'm going to keep this post short and sweet with words, as this is just a companion to the other post in question.  Enjoy the pictures, and read the whole story if you haven't already.  My foot is back to normal, by the way, and was fine last week on my first SUL overnight--which I was very thankful for, as I walked a little over 20km or 12.5 miles.

Big thanks to my friend Manolo for the pictures and for taking me on this great trip!

 Wild mountain goat.

 Sunset as we made it to the top of the mountain.

 Sunrise the next day.

 The view we left behind.

 The view we hiked through.

 Wild, wild donkeys.

 Coming down the mountain towards a lonely beach.


 I wish would could have made camp here another night.

On top of the next mountain, on the roof of the old pirate lookout tower.

Can't wait to go back.

Went pretty minimalist on this trip, probably was SUL.  All I had in my pack besides food (amazing empanadas!) and water weight was a thin beach mattress, garbage bag, basic first aid kit, Swiss Army Knife (Nomad model), rain poncho, sweater, mini LED flashlight, two 1.5l water bottles, and that's about it.  Another great thing about camping in Spain the summer is you don't need a sleeping bag and usually don't need a shelter either.

Can't wait to go back!

1 comment:

  1. I'm down in southern Spain, just below Granada (Andalucia), at the foot of Mulhacen. At over 3,400 m it's mainland Spain's highest mountain, and it's a walk that rewards the lightweight style of travel.
    At the end of June, I was asked to join three chaps to do a charity walk called The Integral, which took five days, and took in 17 peaks of over 3,000 metres. At more than 11 kilos, my pack was heavier than I'm used to (though that's including food, ice axe and crampons), but two of the chaps were hauling about 25 kilos. They won't do that again. Though younger and fitter than me, they are now converts to lighter backpacking.
    Anyway, I'm rambling. What I really posted to say was, great blog, and if you're down this way, drop me a line.
    Regards Steve.