Day 24, El Ganso to Acebo

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imageDay 24, El Ganso to Asebo, 23.5k
April 24, 2016
The Italians were loud. It’s hard to imagine there could be so much to talk about. They were also opening hostile to us AND ate my yogurt. I hope we never see that group again!

We hiked to the highest point on the Camino today and the views were fantastic. From all sides we saw snow covered mountains. Today was basically 17k of (mostly) gradual assent of 500meters (1500 feet) some flat sections and about 3k of a (not at all gradual) 500meter decent. Very steep. I’m one tired hiker. The path today reminded me of the AT, and not in a good way. Despite sunshine, there was mud, washed out sections, rocks and often a stream running in what should have been trail. There were enough rocks that I wondered if I was back in Pennsylvania! But the weather made the hike a possibility. In fact, today is the first day that the weather has been what I expected for spring in Spain. All the locals say it’s the wettest, coldest spring on record. Still, I don’t think I could do this exposed hike in high summer!

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Beth

I'm a professional vagabond. I quit my cubical job in January 2014. Since then, I've hiked the Appalachian Trail, The Camino, and taught English in Vietnam, Turkey, Russia, Spain, Mexico and Peru. I'm exploring the world and you can come too!

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