Saturday, May 13, 2017

Antequera Rocks: Paraje Natural Torcal De Antequera

When the Romans got to Antequera, lower Andalusia, 1st or 2nd century BC, I guess, they looked around and quickly surmised a much older people had once lived there. That is megalithic Antequera, which we'll see in the next post, one of the great stone monuments of the neolithic era. It was closed the Monday we got there, after driving down from Cordoba, so we drove up to the national park, the Torcal de Antequera, way high above Antequera, and hiked among the region's other interesting rocks.
In the visitor center, interesting description of how the pancake
rocks were formed (karst limestone, differential erosion, the

Helpful model of the area, 3,500 feet above the nearby sea

History of the area; we are on the far right

On the trail

Still spring at this altitude

Vicki and others said this was a mountain goat

Although it was described as moderate difficulty,
the trail was over fairly difficult terrain

Spring springing


From the mirador, looking across Malaga and the Mediterranean
toward Africa; the white line I thought might be snow in the
Atlas Mountains...

Perfect end to a hike: cava-based sangria; homemade

We had pancakes for dinner a night or two later

With real Canadian maple syrup

1 comment:

Tawana said...

Wow! We did not see anything like this!