La Posada de Alajar
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... and a pleasant family inn to stay in for the week. Compared to some of the treks I’ve done, though, I found the terrain and scenery for the hikes to be a bit tame and rather similar from day to day, but I knew those would both be the case when I booked the trip. I guess I was up for a somewhat easy active holiday after doing some more significant challenges last year with my Langtang Valley and Annapurna Circuit treks in ...
Yet again the weather was not particularly cooperative and “The
Rain in Spain……..” struck again. Our host/guide Craig laid out some
alternatives to the 18 km (11 mile) loop hike we were scheduled to undertake on
what was forecast to be a very showery day, but the consensus was to do our
long hike as planned and promised. I consider Colorado home, a place where it
rarely rains for very long and people generally pass on ...
... the British-style village built for the mining companies’ British (mostly Scottish) managers and engineers, plush with tennis courts, a Presbyterian Church, and one of the homes preserved as a museum of the British way of life in the Spanish mines.
Dinner was back in Castano del Robledo and did not commence until 9:00 P.M. at the village’s other restaurant, also opened especially for a meal for our little group of ten on a ...
... the peak of Cerro
San Cristobal overlooking Almonaster was on a trail through spikey bramble
thickets. One apparently caught my sweatshirt which was hanging on my backpack.
The brambles were unpleasant enough and sweatshirt old enough that I didn’t
feel the need to go back and look for it when I realized on top that it had
We enjoyed a nice picnic lunch at the top of Cerro San
The first day’s hike was naturally going to be a preparatory
one for the longer ones, a relatively easy loop hike of 13 kilometers (8 miles)
up over a ridge and down into the town of Alajar and back. The morning started
about a little misty but the skies cleared up nicely later in the morning for a
nice day overall.
As it turns out, the chestnuts Castna del Robledo is named
for are not in fact native to ...