Ibón de Bernatuara: medieval bridge & glacial lake in Ordesa Valley

Ibón is a Spanish term specific to the Pyrenees; it’s a Pyrenean lake. After some trolling, turns out there might be a translation: “tarn” <— has anyone else heard of this word? It doesn’t matter, doesn’t “ibón” sound like pure magic? To me it sounds like endless sparkles. And speaking of, this hike starts from … More Ibón de Bernatuara: medieval bridge & glacial lake in Ordesa Valley

Pico Mondoto & Cañón de Añísclo: legendary hike with year-round accessibility (Spanish Pyrenees)

Here’s the view you get from Mondoto Peak, which stands at 1962 meters tall. From the precipice, it feels as though the canyon is going to swallow you whole. The contrasts and depth of the canyon are mesmerizing but also a little dizzying/terrifying. You get stunning views of the summit of Monte Perdido (and Cilindro … More Pico Mondoto & Cañón de Añísclo: legendary hike with year-round accessibility (Spanish Pyrenees)

360º Views from Pico Salvaguardia in Posets-Maladeta Natural Park (Spanish Pyrenees)

October 2016: Posets-Maladeta Natural Park Pico Salvaguardia is a super typical hike if you’re in and around Benasque. There’s a lot of human traffic, and the 360º views of the most legendary peaks and summits in the park are the culprits. THE VIEW IS EFFING SPECTACULAR. I can’t really think of a more epic place to … More 360º Views from Pico Salvaguardia in Posets-Maladeta Natural Park (Spanish Pyrenees)

Peña Oroel: pre-Pyrenean hike near the gateway city of Jaca

November 2016 Peña Oroel (1740m) is a very low-key hike right outside of Jaca. 8 km round trip starting from Mirador Refugio de Oroel, and it’s pretty much accessible all year round. Jaca is extremely well known as it’s the gateway to some very popular valleys in the Pyrenees. If you’re going to hit up either … More Peña Oroel: pre-Pyrenean hike near the gateway city of Jaca