Ascent of Serra da Estrela on 2009-10-10

Climber: Lee Newton

Date:Saturday, October 10, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Summit:Car
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Serra da Estrela
    Elevation:1993 m / 6539 ft

Ascent Trip Report

After a good hike up Canchal de la Ceja, I drove west to Portugal to climb the Portugese highpoint, Torre d'Estrela. Unfortuantely both the earlier hike and the drive itself took longer than expected and is was getting dusky as I arrived. REjecting a walk in the dark due to big plans for the next day I drove directly up to the summit car park through some quite impressive terrain. The various buildings, large crowds and gift shopee experience left much to be desired but the sunset was spectacularly beautiful from a quiet spot I found on the hillside off to the northwest.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:5 m / 14 ft
    Distance:0.2 km / 0.1 mi
    Trailhead:Summit car park  1988 m / 6525 ft
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:0 Hours 1 Minutes

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