A Walk in Andalucia - day 4
Oct 9, 2011Public
Photo: The next morning we're up at dawn ...
Photo: .. and ready to walk.
Photo: With Patty and Stephen we hit the road ...
Photo: Looking back we see four of the seven white towns in this valley, called the Alto Genal.
Photo: Going forward, the excitement begins right away ...
Photo: ... red poppies ...
Photo: ... between the olive trees.
Photo: Our instructions say: Leave the road and head for the big white pile of rock.
Photo: There is no proper trail ...
Photo: ... only goat paths.
Photo: Then even the goat paths disappear.
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Photo: Not too far now.
Photo: Whew!
Photo: Patty and Stephen are exhilirated.
Photo: The hard part over, we enjoy some easy walking.
Photo: We are approaching "Los Riscos" -  a big jumble of strange rock formations.
Photo: We pass sheep ...
Photo: ... goats ...
Photo: ...and pigs!
Photo: .... not to mention almond orchards.
Photo: Our instructions specifically say "Do not enter Los Riscos or you'll get lost" ...
Photo: However, Marcia and I can't resist (though Patty and Steven decline)
Photo: Soon we're high above the road on a nice path ...