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Arbutus unedo trail - Mountain Hike - 25 November

Project: Uniao Progressiva Chao Sobral

Posted by João Gonçalves over 11 years ago

visitors, friends and family, for one day walking and learning together about our mountain watershed, native trees, specially Arbutus unedo. + local sweets and liqueurs ...





Pic. 1 - Ridge landscape, shrubs (Cytisus, Erica, Genista, Ulex, Rubus spp., oaks-Quercus roble here and there,  herbs and grasses) regrow from the ashes (or from the undamaged roots) after July 2005 big fire (previous to this one was in 1988).

Arbutus unedo trail - Mountain Walk

On the slopes of Monte Colcurinho,
overseeing the Valleys of Rivers Alvôco and Alva,
The Creek of Piódão.

Mountain breeze,
flavours and knowledge from the Goshawk Mountain,
inbetween friends,
to meet other livelihoods,
the skewd paths in the Hills,
what might sustain the centuries old mountain culture ...

Arbutus unedo,
firewood to warm us up,
reborn from the ashes,
energy and vitamins,
medicinal drink,
to discover and behold these beautiful and stubborn trees
that entrench themselves in the guts of the xist cliff..

Program probably:

8h30 Meeting in the Largo da Eira de Cima - Check-in and strong coffee at Centro da Associação/UPCS

8h58 Walking starts (rain stops)

13h10 Break for lunch (bring your own)

16h37 -17h45 Farewell Snack with the community at Eira de Cima
(or Primary School)
with traditional sweets "warm", local fresh cheese, homy liqueurs (medicinal),
plus whatever each villager-of us bring to the table.
(Expectedly, each persons pays his-her own snack.)

Difficulty rating:
Intermediate, about 250-300 metrs pitch.
Some steep goat tracks demand careful walking and proper shoes.

Clothing for if it rains.
Walking stick.

Compulsory inscription until 23 November
+ 351 96 96 80 009 and 914 022 063 - email: j o a o v o x @ yahoo.com

Students UPCS members and under 16: Free
Members: 4 Torgas
Non-members: 5 Torgas


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