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Where autumn ends and winter begins | by Gregor  Samsa
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Where autumn ends and winter begins

Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park is an IUCN Category II National Park situated in the Pyrenees of Huesca province, Aragon, Spain. There has been a National Park in the Ordesa Valley since 1918. Its protected area was enlarged in 1982 to cover the whole region amounting to 156.08 km².


It has been included since 1997 by UNESCO in the Biosphere Reserve of Ordesa-Viñamala. In the same year it was included in the cross-border Pyrénées - Mont Perdu World Heritage Site.


The park's territory includes the municipalities of Torla, Broto, Fanlo, Tella-Sin, Puértolas, and Bielsa.






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.


We spent our 2nd part of Ordesa national park exploration in the Pineta valley, hiking to the Larri lakes (Llanos de La Larri) - really beautiful hike that started with sunny autumn moods and ended with first snow in higher elevations...

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Taken on October 25, 2011