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by Diego Sahagún » Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:27 am

Last time seen: December 19th, 2008.
Possible place: La Pedriza, Sierra de Guadarrama...
Gear: rucksack, sleeping-bag and boots.

http://www.typicallyspanish.com/news/pu ... 9483.shtml

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by Diego Sahagún » Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:32 am

The topic is also here (in Spanish)

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by Diego Sahagún » Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:46 pm

Here and here DMT. El Yelmo is so nice and pure granite

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by Diego Sahagún » Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:48 pm

Dingus Milktoast wrote:Thanks. Looks a lot like parts of California. Similar climate?

Hot dry summers, moist cool winters? Scrub land plants (we call it chaparal, I suspect you do as well?) in the lower ranges?

Hard to find someone off trail, if so? Thick brush, very difficult to navigate?

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Yep, I think Pedriza's climate is similar to parts of California though I've never been in the USA. Summers are warm and somehow dry. Winters are cool but not so moist. Concerning chaparral (with double R), there are many rockroses at low altitudes. They are named jaras in Spanish. So we call jaral to that thicket. It's very hard to find someone off trail and that combined with rocks make La Pedriza seems like a labyrinth

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by phydeux » Mon Jun 01, 2009 4:12 am

Diego Sahagún wrote:
Dingus Milktoast wrote:Thanks. Looks a lot like parts of California. Similar climate?

Hot dry summers, moist cool winters? Scrub land plants (we call it chaparal, I suspect you do as well?) in the lower ranges?

Hard to find someone off trail, if so? Thick brush, very difficult to navigate?

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Yep, I think Pedriza's climate is similar to parts of California though I've never been in the USA. Summers are warm and somehow dry. Winters are cool but not so moist. Concerning chaparral (with double R), there are many rockroses at low altitudes. They are named jaras in Spanish. So we call jaral to that thicket. It's very hard to find someone off trail and that combined with rocks make La Pedriza seems like a labyrinth


Very similar "Mediterranian" climate and landscape to Spain (been there once, Madrid, Barcelona & the Catalan region). With its chapparel landscape and temperate, dry climate, the early Spanish explorers felt right at home when they came into the California area on North America 400 yers ago. Both places are still similar today - crowded with lots of people and a lot of them speak Spanish (although with a Mexican dialect over here). :wink:

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by Diego Sahagún » Sun Oct 04, 2009 11:11 pm

That wide and difficult gully to the left of El Yelmo (1719 m) is called Hueco de las Hoces, where the body has been found:

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