Tag Archives: Spring

Flower power: potent peonias!

The peonia is probably not what you would call a rare flower..though i have not seen many in the Sierras of the Sistema Central. I recall seeing a couple of them in the oak forests of the Southern slopes of … Continue reading

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Flowers – why are they so wonderful?

There’s more to Nature than mountains..flowers for instance, both wild flowers and those of the domesticated kind. I love them all. And this is the time of year for flowers, the blooming time of year. Many trees have been in … Continue reading

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The Alps I – Switzerland

Until last week i hadn’t been to the Alps for almost four years, either due to injury or other factors..so i set off eagerly with my snowboarder buddy Marcos the weekend before Easter. We travelled by car, Marcos driving stoically … Continue reading

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Spring comes, bringing with it..Winter!

Well yes, it’s Spring isn’t it? Officially since last week..though in reality we’ve had three weeks of Spring weather since the beginning of March. But yesterday and today, surprise, Winter’s back..at least in the Sierra. In Cercedilla we awoke this … Continue reading

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Powder ski days in Guadarrama..in late May?

Yes, believe it or not, powder has been skied on May 19-20..in Sierra de Guadarrama. Almost perfect conditions were to be found in La Hoya de Peñalara these last days, following several days of snowfall since Thursday the 16th. Even … Continue reading

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Big weekend – skiing the Sisters, Peñalara and Claveles

This weird and wonderful Winter season i haven’t been able to get away to ski anywhere else..but i’m not complaining. I haven’t been able to ski everything i would have liked to in Guadarrama either, but i’ve done a bit … Continue reading

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Skiing the Bear

One of the most beautiful mountains in  the Guadarrama range, in my obviously subjective opinion, is Peña del Oso in the Mujer Muerta group. El Oso is probably also one of the least visited summits of Guadarrama due to the … Continue reading

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