I spent a few days in the Sierra de Guadarrama over new year, working on Spanish Trails Book Three, “The Mountains of Madrid”. Then I headed south to lead another walking group in the Sierra Almijara.
The weather has been fantastic. Scarcely a cloud in the sky for over three weeks.
Yesterday I explored two routes I have not previously done. Firstly the ascent from Acebuchal to El Fuerte, and then up once more to Cerro Verde. The path to El Fuerte is now a good one, although somebody has put up large ugly signs saying private property. However, the path has been recently cleared and cairned, so at this stage I don’t understand this. I will need to make some enquiries, as this is a fabulous ascent which I would like to use again.