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1st round on Sierra Espuņa (27/04/2009)

This route non-competitive walkers started at 5 and a half in the morning from the porch of the Holy and just over 80 participants enrolled in the trial began at that hour of the morning a long walk of just over 60 miles have to overcome the cumulative altitude 2050 meters.

Participants walked the path Campix to arrive at kilometer 14 on the road Espuņa Huerta, in the municipal area of Alhama, at which point I expect the first supplies and despite being on the 7 and a quarter of the morning, walkers gave a good account of sports drinks, water, energy bars and fruit that the organization was ready at the point of intermediate supplies.

The route went by the place the way Source palette and Vermilion, where, despite having all the optimum signal path, 4 participants were confused by the above route, and were located and rescued by members of the organization.

The rate of participants was not the same, the head of the route had an average of more than 6 km / hour, while the last test participants slightly exceeded 4 per hour, which meant that the peloton was stretched each Again, so much so that the goal was a difference of 5 hours between the first and the last categorized.

Once the participants went through the hamlet alhameņa del Berro, prepared to face the first difficulty of the altitude of the day; ... Valdelaparra the ravine, there are 10 kilometers had to be overcome by this unknown ravine north face of the Leiva walls and 700 meters of had to overcome in this section.

Between 10 and 12 in the morning, they arrived at Prado Mayor, Ecuador was the test, and there they waited in provisioning more generous, with all kinds of drinks and a menu of pasta, sandwiches variety, fruit and sweets Totana.

After the break, to recharge, the route was spent by the ravine Malvariche undoubtedly, there lived one of the alpine landscapes of the route, down for 3 miles to the Houses of Malvariche, where once lived part of the Musso family.

In Malvariche, I waited for the seasoned hikers, the most feared of the slopes of the day, rising to the hill of the humerus, 7 miles Malvariche, was a long and winding forest trail with a steep slope and a slope of more than 600 meters, once crowned the highest point of the route, there were only 20 kilometers of descent through dense pine forests dotted with streams flowing especially when it crossed the middle bar.

Once crowned the hill from the pond Pilon large supplies last route was a stone's throw, and you could smell the scent of Santa, and, had covered 90% of the route, just left, reach Molejones, descending 6 kilometer road from Santa, and ascend to the tap to get to the atrium of the Santa from the Virgen Blanca.

The goal, expected by some family members of the organization and some political authorities in the region of Sierra Espuņa, some media do not want to miss the arrival of the first completed round 1 saw-espuņa, which, as planned the organization came at 3 and a half ago.

The club's Board of totana walker, wants a public thanks to all employees of the organization over the weekend, the vigil for the organization of the event was on track.

Similarly, it is thanks to the town of Totana, Aledo to that as well as the Federation of Mountain Region of Murcia, the Hotel Monasterio de Santa Eulalia and Civil Protection for their invaluable collaboration to carry out the first round on Sierra Espuņa.

See story:

http://www.totana.com/cgi-bin/vuelta-a-sierra-espuna.asp

Source: Club Senderista de Totana

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