View of Alcazaba and Mulhacen
The section that we did starts about 1.5 km from the the San Juan tram terminus, the trams are long gone, but in their hey day they were used to transport copper, lead and silver that had been mined in the Genil valley.
After about 1 hours walking the Sulayr path branches and heads down to a bridge across the Genil, for the next hour the track heads up hill on the Cuesta de los Presidiarios named after the prisoners who were marched this way from Granada to Almeria for onward shipment to the colonies. The path continues as far as the refugio El Cucaracha where it branches off again on its way to Peña Partida, an area we will return to on another day.
We continued on our Estrella walk for a great days walking, including having to take our boots off to cross the freezing cold, fast flowing Rio Genil, well everyone else crossed that way, I waded across with plastic bags over my boots, perfect dry feet.
Kees was on sick leave with his ankle so our Sulayr sub section of the Lecrin Limpers was reduced to 4. Mike, Ray, Rene and myself.
Distance walked on the route today 7.4 km
Total distance walked today 21.5 km
Height climbed today 584 metres
Total distance on Sulayr path 15.4 km
Distance left to do 284.6 km
Total height climbed 1403 metres
Total distance walked