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... and there are two huge bucks staring up at me, perhaps only 40 metres away. They don't seem a bit bothered by me and stand around long enough to enable me to get some of the best ibex shots I've ever had. I can only think that they're here today because the mountainside is deserted apart from me - a greater number of walkers might have persuaded them to go somewhere else.
It's obviously worth going up Cielo on a day when no-one else does!
... as the stones round here. The rest of me is in the bushes. And I'm wearing shorts and short sleeves ....
Eventually I'm back on the ridge and we make slow progress towards the top of "Peak 2". Although there's a short section of engineered path just beyond the "bad step", there's nothing more and we're now all fighting our way through the scratchies, balancing carefully on loose scree and squeezing our way past vertical cliffs, etc. All part of a nice ...
... And we find that one too!
From here, the path climbs more steeply through the pines and onwards towards the top of Cerro Tres Cruces - eventually reaching the zigzag section which I've previously seen from a distance. But it doesn't go straight to the top; instead it snakes round the west side of the summit and starts traversing across the north side of the mountain. After a few failed attempts to find an easy way up the last ...
We originally planned to take a circular route to Grenada through the mountain villages, but after our near disaster we decide it would be prudent to take the main road at this time of year. And so we make our way up to Grenada in order to see the wonder of The Alhambra. Since we have arrived mid afternoon, we drive around a little to find somewhere to stay the night. Naturally, in a city, places aren't plentiful, so we head up the mountain to a very pleasant campsite a twenty ...
... bodies. Megan and I climbed up a column of rocks, seen as the "finger rocks" in the background of the beach photo, as directed by one of the locals and jumped off. Per my fear of heights, I was a bit nervous tip-toeing my way to the edge of the ledge, but I did it! And two more times after. Strike that one from the bucket list!
After an entire day of swimming, tanning, and reading on ...
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