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Las Lagunillas - Tranquil spot in the heart of the Sierra Nevada

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« on: June 20, 2008, 09:49 AM »

The area called Lagunillas de la Virgen is only a stone’s throw from the ski paraphernalia of the Sierra Nevada ski restaurants at Borreguiles. Head SE from there (in July and August you can even get a lift to Borreguiles courtesy of the ski centre gondola!) and over a small pass at Collado de las Yeguas, towards the lake at Las Yeguas. Pass this lake and you leave the ugliness of the ski centre behind you and enter a world of small lakes and spectacular settings.

It is at it’s best late spring or early summer when the snow still lies around. The area is teeming with life is surrounded by some of the highest peaks in the Sierras. The small series of lakes at Lagunillas de la Virgen is a great place to while away the hours.

The outward trip from Borreguiles only takes a hours leisurely walk. Return can be made via much harder options in the mountains surrounding you or via the lower chairlift station and the rough track towards the Radio telescope that dominates the ridgeline nearby.

This photo is of our Leonberger dog, Bruno, enjoying himself in one of the many lakes.