The hill by the trail

In my previous post “Sweating it out’, I made mention of a hill at the side of the Siller Pass, which I briefly thought about climbing, before changing my mind.

Well, I changed my mind, again. I had left wife and son in Puerta Pollensa as they wanted to take the bus home and I didn’t.

I walked out of Puerta Pollensa in the late afternoon sun and started running when the road turned to track. I stopped again on the saddle of the Pass and looked at the two hills either side of it. Two big gate posts. I reckoned I could get a better view of some other trails from on top of one of them.

It was unplanned and I hadn’t told anyone where I was going and I didn’t have much phone battery. So I picked the nearest hill and started climbing. Sometimes you’ve just got to.

It became quite ‘airy’ and exposed and I had to grab handfuls of rock and vegetation to pull myself up. There were some goats up above me, so it had to be climbable. It was while scrambling across a rather vicious boulder I realised I would not be able to do much running on this hill. But that disappointment faded at the top, as dozens of spectacular running routes came into view. siller hill2

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About RennyRambles

Running, rambling, cycling, swimming and scrambling to my heart's content. Happiest on a trail, with some jelly babies in my pocket.
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