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Hike up to the Cabaña Veronica

A cool, wet late spring made for an atmospheric hike up to the Cabaña Veronica in the central massif of the Picos de Europa.

 From the top station of Fuente De cable car we headed past the ponds in the Vueltona, home to Alpine newts and Gavarnie blue butterflies (though not seen this day) up to the shifting clouds surrounding the one-of-a-kind refuge.

Many thanks to Gabriel for the images.

High alpine pasture

Dappled light looking towards our objective

No butterflies today

Alpine lake in the Picos

The view looking down
 

The Cabaña Veronica

The high pastures of Aliva

Looking over to Peña Remona on the descent

 

 

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