We set off in the early morning sun with our 46L rucksacks almost empty in anticipation of the fruit and vegetables we'd be collecting. We made good time although the surface of the rambla was uneven and rocky in places, with the road just visible on our right hand side. A strong headwind whipped at our cheeks and chapped our lips, but in the bright light of the morning we felt only wonder once again at the scenery. The summit of Los Frailes particularly looked magical, its orange dusty rocks looking pink with the rising sun beyond its peak.
After half an hour of basking in the increasingly warm day while sheltered from the wind we shouldered our heavier packs and set out towards the clifftop path home. We'd made this walk once before as the sun was setting and were excited to be repeating it, this time in the warmth of the mid-day sun. We picked up the trail from the roundabout right at the entrance to San Jose and were soon climbing the uneven, rocky trail to the promontory overlooking San Jose and the beaches to the west.
Motorhome Base - Camping Los Escullos
Start/ End Point: Camping Los Escullos - El Pozo de los Frailes - San Jose - Camping Los Escullos
Total Distance: approx 18km
Time Taken: 4 hours
Map: Editorial Alpina: Cabo de Gata Nijar 1:50.000
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