High Mountain Spring

WP_20150420_024 (2)The snows of Winter roll back..in the Sierra de Guadarrama on South and West facing slopes there is little or nothing left. However, above 2000m looking to the East and North you can still find a good deal of the white stuff..

WP_20150420_028 (2)Though it won’t last long now..with the rain we’ve been getting in recent weeks. I was even surprised to find this much snow in this area the other day, close to a meter at times at 2100m.

WP_20150420_021The chromatic interplay of snow and water is always interesting and was particularly seductive at this spot..some ice still holding out in the water making for curious sfumato type textures.

WP_20150420_016The spot in question lies beneath the East face of Peñalara-Claveles at the beginning of Los Llanos, also known as Cinco Lagunas. It’s more specifically to be found beneath La Pared Negra de Claveles..

WP_20150420_019..the obvious rock face to be seen in the foto. This is how you would see it from the trail that leads to Laguna de los Pájaros, the last kilometer or so of which crosses a long flat area..Los Llanos. Here’s another view..

The East face of Peñalara seen from Cinco Lagunas.

The East face of Peñalara seen from Cinco Lagunas.

Still close to 400m of vertical ski available for those willing to trek to get it!

 

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Éireannach is ea mé, i mo chonaí insan Spáinn. Rugadh mé i lár na tuaithe, ar feadh blianta bhí mé ag teitheadh uaithi, i bhfad as an tuath, ach sa deireadh d'fhill mé, ar ais go dtí an tuath.. An Irishman am I, settled in Spain. Born was I in the middle of the country, for years I ran from it, far from the country, but in the end I returned, back to the country..
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