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Fifty hikers participate in the route through the El Espinar Gorge organized by Prodestur and the Eleven Foundation

Fifty hikers participate in the route through the El Espinar Gorge organized by Prodestur and the Eleven Foundation

Half a hundred hikers have been able to enjoy this Wednesday morning the attractive landscape of the wild pine forests of the Moros River Gorge in El Espinar, an activity organized by Prodestur with the ONCE Foundation. An accessible didactic excursion of low difficulty for the inside the Biosphere Reserve, in the Natural Park of the Sierra Norte de Guadarrama. The route had as particularity to look for the accessibility of people with visual disabilities in nature. For about three hours the participants have been able to enter these forests and know their most outstanding natural characteristics.
The expedition has left around eleven thirty in the morning near the Recreativa de la Panera area and has been divided into two groups of about 25 people.
One of them, guided by Iván Aguilera of Colectivo Azálvaro, has been formed by people with some type of visual disability. This set has explored the sensory aspects of the landscape that had to do with sounds, smells and textures. The guide has also explained the main characteristics of the flora and fauna of the area, and the office of the barge so representative of the municipality of El Espinar
The second group has been led by the Gabriel González Gala monitor, who has taken the walkers to the Tejo reservoir. During the tour, the clear exponent of Scots pine forest, dedicated to logging, was one of the first forests where forest management was applied. It was carried out by the mountain engineer José Jordana and saw the light in 1862 published with the title Memory of recognition of the mountain of the Throat of those of El Espinar.
Among other attractions of the route, the walkers have admired the so-called Pino Cardosillo, stationed in the vicinity of the stream of the same name and one of the most emblematic specimens of the whole pine forest for its unique characteristics. With its more than 30 meters in height, the perimeter of its base needs three people to surround it with their arms.
They have also been able to see remains of the old huts that the bargemen used to shelter themselves from the inclement weather during their days in the pine forest, where they went to extract firewood.
The following proposal senderista that offers the Delegation will be within the cycle of Routes of Winter that organizes the Area of ​​Economic Promotion. It will be next Saturday 30 of March with a route of 12 kilometers by the Path of the Minguela, in Vallelado, that will leave at ten in the morning from the recreational area of ​​the same name.