At half past 7 in the morning of last Sunday, started from the door of the City of Totana, the 5 th edition of the Subida al Peppers, organized by the club rambling from Totana.
The 234 participants began the route out of the population totanera down Main Street, arriving at the transfer, by way of the turret.
The ascent to the Sanctuary of Santa Eulalia, held along the promenade of Santa, with a slightly this year the usual route as it passed near the Well of Santa Barbara, to avoid a dangerous step on the barrel of the Box; in the section of the strait has improved the safety of hikers, putting a handrail on two points that could present a danger.
From Santa Faucet route ran along the road from the Arc de Aledo, to the House of Tanganeras to reach the site of the Stables at 10 and a half ago by the barrel of the Balsa Chica, enjoying the lush maritime pine forests on the slopes of Tejera.
In the club Alquerías Senderista of Totana, offered participants a broth with Balls, Bread & Wine Sobrasada Earth to rest for 30 minutes after traveling 60% of the total route.
The hiker club also invited participants to work together in a solidarity with the victims in Haiti via a piggy banks where collected 150 euros, which added a further 150 to be contributed from the sports association, accounted for more than 50,000 pesetas to be delivered to the International Committee of the Red Cross, an association active in this desolate Caribbean country.
The ascent to the pass was made by the Piton de la Solana path to reach the House of Carrasca along the open road in the eighteenth century, for the construction of the pipe that supplied the source for centuries Juan de Uceta.
From the house of Carrasco, faced the brunt of the rise to Peppers, the familiar pipe, which serves the Air Surveillance Base that is built on the summit of Alto de Espuña, this stretch, showed its 300 meters unevenness in just a half mile walkers who at that hour of the morning endured temperatures around zero degrees.
The arrival at the Tower of the explorers of the vast majority of participants was accomplished on 1 and a half in the afternoon, which came down to Totana buses waiting in the parking lot of the snow pits.
From the Board of walkers club wishes to thank the selfless and indispensable Guardia Civil, Local Police and Civil Protection, which looked at the sections more complicated for the safety of participants.
The next route walkers club de Totana, will take place on Saturday February 6 an activity that starts at 4 pm from the cross of the mission and bring the participants to the site of the Partridge, on the slope alhameña Regional Park of Sierra Espuña.
Source: Club senderista de Totana