Nature’s Face

  • Thursday, June 7, 2018, Day #28
  • Grandas de Salime Distance
  • 13 miles; total 384 miles
  • 2,083’ ascent and 3,201’ descent
  • 20% hard surface
  • Time: 7 hours
  • Weather: 50-60 overcast and misty

Last year’s forest fire opened space for this year’s new face of nature.

  • 1st towards Grandas de Salime
  • 2nd towards Grandas de Salime
  • 3rd towards Grandas de Salime

Winning Combination

  • Thursday, June 7, 2018, Day #28
  • Grandas de Salime
  • Distance 13 miles; total 384 miles
  • 2,083’ ascent and 3,201’ descent
  • 20% hard surface
  • Time: 7 hours
  • Weather: 50-60 overcast and misty

Winning combination. I’m a morning person strolling through a country at it’s best, the morning.

  • 1st towards Grandas de Salime
  • 2nd towards Grandas de Salime
  • 3rd towards Grandas de Salime

High Road CONTINUED

  • Wednesday, June 6, 2018, Day #27
  • Berducedo
  • Distance 17 miles; total 370 miles
  • 3,447’ ascent and 2,469’ descent
  • 5% hard surface
  • Time: 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Weather: 50-60 overcast and misty

The one day 27.5km high route is described as spectacular, rocky path, no mud, and well marked; however, you must be totally self-sufficient as there is no water, no villages, and no food.

The low route can be done in two comfort days with 17.5 and 18km weaving between villages with lots of support and considerable mud.

As the sun was bright and the morning mist clearing, we took the high route. Climbing the views were truly spectacular. Once on the ridge, fog and misty rain dominate the high walk. The spectacular panorama was exchanged for quiet solitude above the tree line. Purple and White Heather dotted the fields. Perhaps the cows found the terrain too steep as they preferred eating lying rather than standing.

It was a full day of walking and worth the extra effort.

  • 1st towards Berduced
  • 2nd towards Berducedo
  • 3rd towards Berducedo

High Road

  • Wednesday, June 6, 2018, Day #27
  • Berducedo
  • Distance 17 miles; total 370 miles
  • 3,447’ ascent and 2,469’ descent
  • 5% hard surface
  • Time: 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Weather: 50-60 overcast and misty

The one day 27.5km high route is described as spectacular, rocky path, no mud, and well marked; however, you must be totally self-sufficient as there is no water, no villages, and no food.

The low route can be done in two comfort days with 15 and 17.5km weaving between villages with lots of support and considerable mud.

As the sun was bright and the morning mist clearing, we took the high route. Climbing the views were truly spectacular. Once on the ridge, fog and misty rain dominate the high walk. The spectacular panorama was exchanged for quiet solitude above the tree line. Purple and white heather dotted the fields. Perhaps the cows found the terrain too steep as they preferred eating lying rather than standing.

It was a full day of walking and worth the extra effort.

  • 1st towards Berducedo
  • 2nd towards Berducedo
  • 3rd towards Berducedo

Before Pre-Box

  • Tuesday, June 5, 2018, Day #26
  • Campiello
  • Distance 8 miles; total 353 miles
  • 970’ ascent and 1,295’ descent
  • 20% hard surface
  • Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Weather: 50-60 overcast and misty

Country stores fascinate me. This hamlet consists of two country stores each with an attached bar, albergue, and hotel. The stores have everything you could possibly imagine like replacement tines for pitch-forks, boots, clothes pins, buckets, Frangelico liquor, fresh fruit and vegetables. All this in a space smaller than an average living room. Such was it before the generation of Box Stores.

  • 1st Campiello
  • 2nd Campiello
  • 3rd Campiello