Ruta Day Six – Across the Sierras Subetticas 

Route of the Caliphate, Spain

Across the Subbeticas 9 miles

Today we left the lovely town of Zuheros and spent the day hiking through the Subbeticas Nature Reserve. All day we heard the sounds of belled goats and smelled thyme and other herbs.

Adiós Zuheros!

Limestone caves were everywhere and one cave is enormous with prehistoric remains and cave art. (El Cueva de los Murciélagos)

Much of the land was covered with oak trees and flowers grew in the shady glens.

The amount of work to clear the land must have been incredible.

We saw bones of old houses and lots of animal bones.

Looking over the valley at the edge of the park.

At last we saw goats!

We laid out our bags at the base of a huge cliff filled with calling birds; as the sun set we heard an owl.

Sunset

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