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STAGE 3

STAGE 3 29/09/17

K 0
Start on a wide dirt track going East. Go down oued bed alternating footpath and track. Stony terrain with sand. Alternating footpath and track.
K 1
Slight ascension taking you up to hill crest with comfortable dirt path. Comfortable track with few stones.
K 3,8
Enter “Malpaís” volcanic terrain of solidified lava. Stony, technical terrain.
K 7,8
End of volcanic terrain and start of comfortable track alternated with descending footpaths. Moderately stony track and path.
K 9,9
CP1. High, clear terrain. Go SW on a dirt track in good condition. Moderately stony tracks. Dirt. Open track.
K 13,9
Leave the track on your left and continue on the “Rio Gran Tarajal” oued bed. The last few metres before the CP are on the streets of Gran Tarajal. Be very careful. Moderately stony path and tracks
K 16,8
CP2. Gran Tarajal square. Start technical ascent taking you to the summit of a crest. Cross the crest going SE. Be careful. Technical track and path. Alternating rocks and loose stones.
K 20,3
From this point begins a short but very technical descent to the end of the stage. Be careful. Technical descending path with dirt
K 21,1
Arrival at LAST BIVOUAC Las Playitas.

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