The Almuñécar hiking club’s last walk was to the Sierra de la Almijara, which offered panoramic delights. The walkers were blessed with a sunny day, although just a bit on the chilly side up there in the mountains.
It was a 23-km walk and passed through little-known areas of this coastal mountain range, taking in pine woods and the Cortijo de Córzola, which is an abandoned mule-train inn, as well as the focal point for the local resin collectors, whose tiny homes were scattered around the forest-covered mountains. Naturally, the Cortijo de Córzola, was chosen for the packed-lunch break.
Another natural-beauty spot taken in were the waterfalls in the Barranco de Las Golondrinas, which has very little water flowing at the moment owing to this lengthening drought we are going through.
The walk ended at the picnic area just outside Jayena called El Bacal, set amongst old pines of impressively wide girth.
This walk was the last for 2013, with next year kicking off on the 12th of January, with a hike between the Torre de Maro and the Barranco del Pino, right in the middle of the Paraje Natural de Maro-Cerro Gordo.
(News/Events: Sierra de Almijarra, Granada, Andalucia)