The mountains of Northen Spain

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A short trip in May 2005 exploring the Cordillera Cantabrica in Northern Spain. It's a really beautifull area that, except for the Picos de Europa, is pretty unknown outside Spain.

Here are some pictures I took. Hope you like them.

pic 1 View of the wide open plains south of the mountains
pic 2 Deep in the mountains of Eastern Leon
pic 3 A hike in the Picos, still snow covered mid May
Pic 4 Early morning view over the Cordillera
Pic 5 A (closed) mountain hut in the Picos

Pic 6 In May the mountains are full of wildflowers
Pic 7 A mountain lake in the area of the Somiedo nacional Park
Pic 8 Brana la Mesa, Somiedo area
pic 9 Fantastic views over western Asturias
pic 10 One of the many "branas" in the Somiedo area


pic 11 View over Brana la Collao
pic 12 One of the many thatched roof huts in the area
pic 13 Cows add to the scenery
pic 14 the fantastic village of brana La Pornacal. A true gem!
pic 15 A more detailed view of two of the huts of la Pornacal

pic 11 The valley behind la Pornacal
pic 12 Also on the itinerary: Santiago de Compostella
pic 13 The surprising and impressive old roman gold mines of Las Medulas
pic 14 Another view of Las Medulas
pic 15 Northern Spain: mountains as far as the eye can see....

All pictures © J. de wall 2005
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