Pico de la Carne summit
This was the first schools trekking tour in 2009. Paco invited us to join him last Saturday.
There are an un-countable number of mountain tracks and trails dotted throughout the various Sierra Nevada valleys that lead up to the high mountains. So much so in fact, you can effectively choose to stay anywhere and be sure to find walking and hiking possibilities very close by if not on your very doorstep.
The Pico de la Carne tour is a lovely trail starting a little further on from Cumbres Verdes. The trail forms a circuit around the Pico de la Carne summit, passing through a variety of terrain including plenty of woodland making it an excellent choice for the hot summer months of July & August. There are also a couple of watering holes along the trail, (although these may dry up during the hotter months). The route offers stunning views of the 3000m Sierra Nevada chain of peaks from the Alcazaba, Mulhacén, Veleta to the Caballo. This is a good choice for all those who are not used to long tours, as it involves few steep ascents and plenty of shade.
(Geoffrey, Christine, Kathrin and Marga)