Good snowshoeing and its mid-May!

Unbelievable but true. About a foot of new snow overnight down to 2400m and its 19th May! We started off from a snowy Hoya de la Mora at 9am and headed south for Veleta before donning snowshoes and dropping down leftwards into the San Juan bowl.

Good job we had the snowshoes on as the snowdepth was thigh deep in places. We had a minor problem when a snowbridge failed and I went for a swim in a river. No harm done and a good laugh for all!

Definitely needed snowshoes and it may take a day or two before high mountain travel becomes easier.

Written by:
Richard Hartley

Richard is an avid blogger and the founder of Spanish Highs Sierra Nevada. He is author of the Cicerone Guidebook Walking and Trekking in the Sierra Nevada