With Christmas fast approaching I thought it would be nice to show some of the local mountain scenery covered in snow. This year the snow started in October and there has been plenty of it since. The photo above, taken a week ago, is on the way up to Vizcares on the north western edge of the Ponga Mountains. In the back ground you can see both the Picos (to the left) and the Ponga Mountains to the right.
The day before yesterday I went up to the Pienzo summit on the Sueve range (just behind the hotel) to see the sun rise over the snow covered Picos; quite breathtaking. At the bottom you have a sea of cloud covering the valleys
This is the second highest summit on the Sueve range. Note the Karst depressions in the foreground and the Cordillera Cantabrica in the Background
Awsome Pileñes (late October)
That’s me in early November climbing up to Peña Main in the central Massif of the Picos de Europa
Central massiff with the famous "Naranjo de Bulnes"as seen climbing Peña Main.
Frozen plants near the top of Peña Main
Descending from Peña main
And a MERRY CHRISTMAS from the whole family (taken just over a week ago on a flat road outside the hotel.)