PR LP 12.1. LOMO DE LAS PIEDRAS ALTAS – TINIZARA

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  • DISTANCE: 8.2 km.
  • DIFFICULTY: Average. The steepness of the path is the main difficulty or inconvenience of this route.
  • ACCUMULATED ASCENDING LEVEL: 30 mt.
  • ACCUMULATED DESCENDING LEVEL: 960 mt.
  • ESTIMATED TIME OF GOING:  2:15 hrs.
  • ESTIMATED TIME COMING BACK: 2:45 hrs.
  • RECOMMENDED TIME OF THE YEAR: All year round.
  • BASIC RECOMMENDATIONS: Habitual precautions common to hiking in general are listed below. At the risk of sounding obvious, here are some of the most important:

    • Check weather forecasts before setting off to hike.
    • Don´t go alone.
    • Tell someone your intended destination and expected time of arrival.
    • Carry a small rucksack with warm clothing, waterproofs, food and plenty of water. 
    • Don´t forget such simple items as: sun hat, protective cream and sun glasses.
    • Carry a mobile phone with fully-charged battery, a map and, if possible, a compass. They will probably never be used but, when required, are of vital importance.
    • Wear suitable gear, especially footwear: trekking boots or similar are essential, trainers or pumps are to be avoided, habitual precautions common to hiking in general are listed below.
  • REMARKS: This path is an alternative to the PR LP 12 for descending to Tinizara rather than Tijarafe. So defined, the route would begin at Roque de los Muchachos, from where it takes approximately two hours to reach the start of the path (in a downhill direction; 2h 30min uphill), implying the use of a private vehicle or taxi at both departure and arrival points of the hike. The path also lends itself to different combinations with others in the Network. In the Comments for the PR LP 10 path, a number of alternatives are described.