Leg 1 of the desert tour Date Climbed: Dec 28, 2006
Climbed as part one of the desert round trip El Portillo, Fortaleza, Montana Blanca, El Portillo. Nice hike early in the morning with good views across the Canadas. Views turned even better later in the day when heading up to Montana Blanca.
This was a nice short trail, good to warm up with after camping in the park the previous night (Oops! Did I say that?). Some decent views of the eastern coast, Sante Cruz, Canaleria and Guimar. Clouds seem to be a permanent fixture on this coast though. Saw no one all morning under blue skies.
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."