Ascent of Garajonay on 2020-01-22

Climber: Richard Carey

Date:Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Elevation:4879 ft / 1487 m

Ascent Trip Report

Most people do this summit by driving to the Pajarito parking area on GM2 and then walk the short path to the top. We stayed at a hotel in the town of Imada and did this loop hike #13 described in "Walk! La Gomera". One of the Discovery Walking Guides. The route is on trails and old roads
from the end of the paved road in the town. The route is done counterclockwise. Quite spectacular views on the ascent of the rugged terrain around the town which sets in a steep canyon. I highly recommend this hike. It is a nearly perfect hike because it ends at Bar/Restaurant Arcilia where you can get a Dorada beer on tap for 2 euros. The goat cheese and goat meat are really good too. There is a bus (Line #3) from San Sebastian to Imada several times a day for 4 euros.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2139 ft / 651 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2139 ft / 651 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.6 mi / 10.6 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2139 ft / 651 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1939 ft / 591 m; Extra: 200 ft / 60m
    Loss on way in:200 ft / 60 m
    Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Route:trail from end of road in Imada
    Start Trailhead:Bus stop in Imada  2940 ft / 896 m
    Time:2 Hours 50 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1939 ft / 591 m
    Distance:3.1 mi / 5 km
    Route:west side paths and roads
    End Trailhead:Bus stop in Imada  2940 ft / 896 m
    Time:2 Hours 0 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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