Sant Aniol d’Aguja

On my birthday we decided to do a nicer hike and therefore went to our beloved base station Sadernes (some 45 km from Girona quite in the middle of the so called Garotxa). From here on we hiked towards Sant Aniol d’Aguja, an old cloister. In general there are many, many walks here, so this is just one of 1000 Smiley

It was extremely dry so all rivers were just some murky remains and pools

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Yet you can see the force of erosion everywhere

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several meters tall the cliffs are standing

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And the road meanders gently into the limestone hills

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which in themselves are already beautiful

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another ravine

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And the typical path in the lower part of the trek (later on it gets much smaller and rougher)

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I just love these stone formations

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The are so beautiful

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Crossing a river in low water is no problem – normally here would be 20 – 30 cm more…

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Last year’s floods tore down the old bridge

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Here is a beautiful pond where we did have a swim on the way back. Yet very cautiously as we saw a viper in the water on the ground at the end of the trail. So you never know where the snakes might hide and their bite would be rather nasty.

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Finally at the end of this part of the trail (which continues as GR 11 towards France / Andorra)

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On the way back (after the swim… we anyhow could volunteer for any wet T-Shirt contest Zwinkerndes Smiley) more limestone formations

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They are just amazing. Next time I have to bring the large camera up here…

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At the first bridge another dry riverbed – really unusually dry

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Normally – even in high summer – would be some stream running down…

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Pfff…. 5h in this heat – just enough Smiley

Sant Aniol Hike

Kategorien:Catalunya, Spanien

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