Ascent of Serra da Estrela on 2009-10-10
|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 ReportAfter 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|
| Time Up:||0 Hours 1 Minutes|
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