Ordesa Trilogy, part 2 - Wonderland - EXPLORE feb 7, 2012 best #82
Stage # 15 Buxargüelo >> Góriz (2/3)
A magic Valley, I wouldn't be surprised to met here Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, aka Lewis Caroll, and the White Rabbit jumping behind him.
An area of 21 square kilometres containing the Ordesa Valley was declared a National Park on 16 August 1918 by a Royal Decree. On 13 July 1982, it was enlarged to its current 156.08 km² and its official name was changed to Parque Nacional de Ordesa y Monte Perdido.
At 3355m the limestone summit of Monte Perdido is the parks highest peak (and the third tallest in the Pyrenees) and the park contains a dozen or so other summits of over 3000m.
A karstic limestone layer covers the park. This layer was lifted from the sea bed fifty million years ago and was tilted and folded as it rose. Glaciers then carved the landscape creating the dramatic peaks and the steep sided valleys.
As the limestone layers have eroded, ledges have been created in the cliffs. Some of these are walkable and these paths (called ‘Fajas’) are some of the most dramatic in Europe.
The Ordesa National Park has some of the best hiking in the Pyrenees. It’s varied terrain means there are superb trails for walkers of all levels.
You can go by car to the parking at the entrance of the Valley and have a meorable walk Go!
(text from wikipedia and hike pyrenees)
Day trip: 25.00 Km, total time 11:48h, moving time 7:31h, total ascent: 1035 m), total descent: 473 m
To know a little more about this project please see the first comment in the photo
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Camera: Canon PowerShot G11
Lens: 6.1-30.5 mm
Focal Length: 6.1 mm
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Exposure: 1/320 sec at f/7,1
Exposure bias: 0 EV
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: no flash
Coordinates: 42°38'27.29" N 0°0'16.6" E
Altitude: 1734.4 m
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