Tonight was cloudy, even yesterday was so humid that seems like rain.
The warm temperatures are quite difficult to avoid, even you go to Siberia is warm. Alert in Canada very north place is more than 20°.
Just patient and enjoy the fresh water, stay in the shadow, relax, move slowly and feel the breeze. Summer is time to be relaxed, if you want to go fast, you can feel nervous and then you feel warmer.
When I think in the paradise never will be a place with all the year of warm days, I’m sorry but I prefer 4 stations, and better a short summer.
I survive to the summer, and sometimes I enjoy a lot, specially in the water. I like run, in summer sometimes is hard, legs are heavy, the blood goes slowly, then you start to sweat and you feel better. Drink a lot of water, and the shower is the best recovery.
I hate air conditioning, I don’t want at home, in the car I use but not very strong.
I like natural cold, not artificial. I prefer a good shadow or wait for the breeze that normally blows in my village.
Yesterday I did trail running with rain, sometimes is nice to see the nature with the magic sound of the rain.
I went to Sant Miquel del Fai, now is closed because they are doing some work to improve. Now is a public place, with falls, a church, caves. I arrived running and see from the cliffs after the rain, was amazing, sun, rainbow, fog…
Ayer pequeña excursión de tarde, con la amenaza de tormentas que finalmente no se acercaron.
Es el último pueblo de la comarca en tener carretera, ahora está en plena mejora, ya que se ha convertido en un lugar muy turístico en los últimos años. Restaurantes, segundas residencias, con el atractivo de sus acantilados.
La posibilidad de múltiples excursiones por sus acantilados, con la posibilidad de bajar al vecino pantano de Sau. Su clima con un verano con bastante actividad tormentosa, a casi 900 metros las brisas aportan frescor. Rodeados de prados con vacas, mucho bosque y múltiples miradores, es un entorno idílico.
Es la subcomarca del Collsacabra o Cabrerès, con Rupit, Cantonigros y Tavertet como principales atractivos y servicios principales en l’Esquirol el núcleo más importante.
El río Ter hace la separación natural de esta sierra con las vecinas Guilleries.
Esta zona es verdaderamente una maravilla natural un paraíso exhuberante que comunica el Montseny, Guilleries, el Rio Ter, Collsacabra y prácticamente enlaza con el Pirineo Oriental. Una maravilla natural para disfrutar de infinidad de excursiones.
Empieza a tronar y la parte final a la cima que teníamos intención de llegar es un poco peligroso con niños, así que decidimos dar media vuelta. Aunque de regreso no me resisto a buscar otra panorámica que quiero ver, pero no lo consigo porqué la zona para aparcar es escasa, en otra ocasión…
Yesterday was a familiar day in a very special mountain. Pedraforca is a classic in Catalunya, one of the most popular. Despite isn’t the highest and is Prepyreness, the technical climbing and the image makes it very special, also crowded normally.
Now people of Barcelona can’t go there, is still a quiet place. We walk part of a route that is a 360° of the mountain.
All around is forest and mountains, but never forget the past than this region the minerals are the main work of this region. The forest are very good, because they work down, also some open miners that still you can see. All trains are now just for tourist, green tracks to enjoy this amazing area.
The storms are near, but we were lucky, we leave the area with fog. During the way coming home, rain was very heavy.
Great day in a place that always can discover places. Lot of paths to walk, some are very technical, but also you can do it easier. There are lot of possibilities in this area.
Normally the road have trafic jams, all the secundary valleys, have roads to the main one of the Llobregat river.
Today I talk about de Central Pyrenees. In the last chapter I show the mediterranean. The Mediterranean is more stormy in summer. The routes are easier, is posible do lot of distance. In the Mediterranean Pyrenees, there are only lakes in the French area. The Central have lot of lakes, more snow in winter for the Atlantic lows, and just the North and Northwest winds sometimes produces precipitations in the north face, but in the south is warm and dry.
Andorra is the country of the Pyrenees, famous shopping area. 2 big sky resorts, lot of places to discover. The Pyrenees you can cross from the Mediterranean to the Cantabrian by 2 big routes, in the french area is call gr-10, spanish is gr-11. Also is posible do the High route of the Pyrenees, very similar but closer to the peaks. Is posible do from refuge to refuge. All way is hard, you need like 40 days, some areas the distance is not very long, but there are lot of rocks, a little bit technically the central area.
There another famous routes of less distance, like Carros de Foc in the National Park of Aiguestortes and Llac de Sant Maurici, this way is between nine refuges, some people do the skyrunner, just in 24 hours, but the most normal is spend 5-6 days.
There are 2 national parks in the Spanish side. The Aiguestortes and Sant Maurici lakes is the area with more lakes. In Aragon is the Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park. Both parks are very interesting to visit, and the architecture of the valleys are very interesting, specially the Boi Valley
There is only a Valley in the Atlantic side in Spain, there is the Vielha tunnel the most safe route in winter. Val d’Aran have an Atlantic climate, with regular rainfall, lot of snow and clouds in the afternoon summer.
Neighbor to Vall d’aran and Vall the Boi, there is the highest mountain in the Pyrenees, Aneto (3404 meters above the sea).
Aragón is the area with the highest mountains, also is still posible to sea glaciers, but they are in problems to continue in the next years.
If you continue the trip to the west, the Atlantic influence is high, the mountains are lower but the forest are amazing.
Canfranc is very interesting for the international station, now isn’t posible to go to France. Canfranc is full of interesting things like a laboratory inside a tunnel. If you like places with abandoned infrastructures, Canfranc is perfect.
Next day I will continue to the Atlantic Pyrenees, more green with regular rainfall, very foggy and some of the best forest.