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Autumn woods in Ordesa valley

The Ordesa Valley is a glacial valley in Aragon, in the Spanish Pyrenees which forms part of the Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park.

 

The valley's east–west orientation, unusual in the Pyrenees, opens it to influence from the Atlantic Ocean and gives it a moderate climate. It has one of Europe's largest populations of the Pyrenean Chamois and is well known for its waterfalls and wildlife.

 

Monte Perdido (3,355 m) is the third highest mountain in the Pyrenees and together with Cilindro de Marboré (3,328 m) and Soum de Ramond (3,263 m) can be seen at the north-east end of the valley. The name Monte Perdido (lost mountain) was given because the peak could not be seen from the French side of the range.

 

(Wikipedia)

 

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Beginning of autumn in the Pyrenees means no crowds, empty paths, stunning autumn colors and first snow in higher elevations - all those things one needs when searching for a complete rest and brain restart.

 

Here the picture is taken during our second day in the national park - it was quite a rainy and foggy day, however this did not prevent us hiking for a few hours and enjoy wonderful autumn colors...

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Taken on October 24, 2011