Amazing amounts of water coming down from the mountains, streams and small rivers full like i’ve never seen them, dams at maximum capacity.. Strange sights in the Sierra de Guadarrama..
..the inevitable consequences of the enormous quantites of rain and snow that have fallen in Guadarrama this year. Temperatures have also risen – after a few days of wintry cold at the weekend – combining with the long evenings to give the first real sensations of Spring.
High up in the mountains there’s also lots of water in the streams, though many water-ways are still covered in snow..
..and, despite the thaw, there is still an incredible quantity of snow above 1700-1800m. Most days the sensation is absolutely that of Winter, and even deep Winter on days like last Saturday with -7.5ºC in Cotos and probably close to -10º on the summits. Cold Spring days!