Denver Botanical Gardens

Denver Botanical Gardens

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Valcarlos to Roncesvalles

We left Valcarlos with gray skies and a steady breeze. The first 5 km was along the main highway. We had to don our rain gear about two hours into the trek, although we could have probably gotten by without it. We left the highway and headed down a trail to a creek bottom, only to head up (and up, and up, making me very grateful for the training hikes all summer).
We had planned to arrive in time for the noon mass, although we were 10  minutes late. The  church is a gorgeous gothic style. We later attended the 6pm mass in which the pilgrim blessing was given.

Sheep grazing in the high meadows.
The church where mass was said.
Making my way to the top of the ridge.

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