It seems that the whole world is involved with Social Media Sites these days. A few of us Twitter users who regularly tweet about the Sierra Nevada mountains met for the first time yesterday in the Cumbres Verdes range just south east of the Andalucian city of Granada. The intention was to have a good walk in the mountains. What better hike could you have than to ascend the peak of Trevenque (2079m)?
We met the others at Collado Sevilla. A representative from the National Park also arrived to show support for the project and also present us with some gifts. With a few cancellations and a very cold, icy day there were only 5 of us present. In good spirits we made the ascent up Trevenque using the normal route of ascent. Lots of good humoured banter, wit and repartee followed until the final steep loose slopes up to the summit shut us up!
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We had all been here many many times before but the isolated summit of Trevenque is truly a gem of the area. Possibly the best summit in the Sierra Nevada with stunning views in all directions.
We quickly descended the steep and loose east face to join the forest road near the Collado de Chaquetas. Following the road NW we arrived at the Botanical Gardens at Cortijo Cortijuela, where the spanish contingent sat down and tucked into their “ bocadillos de jamon” and full picnic lunch, whilst the lone foreigner (ie me) picked at a bit of fruit and nut mix. Sometimes we don’t always do things right do we?
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An easy finish down the forest road, with temperatures dropping and late afternoon clouds gathering, brought us to the car park. A great day out with new friends who shared a common interest in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Can’t wait for the next one!