3.Pilar an 8 mile loop through the volcanoes and pine forest. La Palma Island, Canaries

Again an early start. Sunrise through broken cloud. By the time we got to El Pilar the cloud was starting to cover the very top of the caldera view. One hour into the walk and thick mist, then drizzle became heavy rain. Cold.

 I decided to head down after the first peak, into more sheltered woodland as rain driving horizontally. 

Path back down very attractive, and well signed all the way. A good loop of 8.2 miles but the rain never cleared.

Had a stroll along the prom again in the evening. 22 degrees back here.

Paths today all smooth, mostly gravel. No rough ground. Easy walking.

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Download the gpx track Track_03-NOV-16 010136 PM.gpx

Download the gpx track Track_03-NOV-16 010136 PM.gpx

 
 

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Walking from El Pilar on the GR131
Walking from El Pilar on the GR131

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Looking down at Los Llanos de Ardane
Looking down at Los Llanos de Ardane

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Paths are well signed
Paths are well signed

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El Pilar is in tall pine forest
El Pilar is in tall pine forest

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The path is sheltered in the forest at the start
The path is sheltered in the forest at the start

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But the mist rolled in quite quickly and the temperature dropped
But the mist rolled in quite quickly and the temperature dropped

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Forest fires can sweep through these pine forests, but the trees regrow from the roots
Forest fires can sweep through these pine forests, but the trees regrow from the roots

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Now raining heavily and the cameras stay wrapped up. We headed down to Llano de Mosca and then returned on Pista de Llano de Mosca to El Pilar
Now raining heavily and the cameras stay wrapped up. We headed down to Llano de Mosca and then returned on Pista de Llano de Mosca to El Pilar

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Back at El Pilar, in the rain
Back at El Pilar, in the rain

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