After the painters left Saturday morning we relaxed a little and then decided to leave Los Gázquez and walk down the flash flood corridor that is the barranco. We brought with us a bag that included one kiwi, water, chocolate, black tea frothy from our rhythmic walking over rocks, fresh dates, almond butter, digestives (tea biscuits), passports and extra clothing.
Our directions were to follow the barranco, take a right at the bridge we’d run into after a few miles, walk along the road until we saw the fire break on our right and come over the mountain through the fire break until we reached home.
The trees, white earth, red rocks, pine needles, tall grasses, blue sky and white puffy clouds made for quite a visual theme.
We thought we would share a few photos from our hike but for some reason while creating this post David has become attached to a lot of the shots and has included them all. In Austin’s opinion they look alright, but they’re pretty same-y.
Top left: the flat topped mountain is called La Muela = The Molar (not in the shot is La Muela Chica). Below La Muela is Los Gázquez. Right middle: a tunnel web spider’s home – we’ve been advised, as tempting as it is, to not put our fingers into the spider’s house.
Bottom left: descending toward home. Bottom right: google earth image with our path shown. If you look closely you can see our round-about descent pattern. We somehow missed the firebreak at the summit (clearly visible from space) and did a bit of bush whacking to get back to our destination. FYI: the summit seemed to be comprised of mostly sheep pellets.