Caution: this post is about an extreme hiking adventure.
The brave, daring, valiant, hardcore adrenalin thrill seeker Covetotop is visiting the Croscat Volcano and its dangerous surroundings.
Read at your own risk.
The adventure starts just now.
10:30 a.m.- Covetotop arrives at the Croscat Volcano (La Garrotxa, Girona). The beast rests just in front of him …
The Croscat Volcano is very recent (from the Quaternary period). Consequently, for safety reasons, before starting the hike, the brave Covetotop checks the soil’s temperature with his bare hand. He finds it normal and suffers no damage (in his bare hand)
As far as animals are concerned, according to the Park’s official brochure, “in terms of vertebrates, up to the year 2004 a total of 261 species had been recorded, of which 9 were fish, 11 amphibians, 17 reptiles, 177 birds and 47 were mammals”
Ok. That means that the intrepid Covetotop is dangerously surrounded, at the very least, by 9 fishes, 11 amphibians, 17 reptiles, 177 birds and 47 mammals. Wow!
Notwithstanding the beautiful landscape that surrounds the Croscat Volcano, the valiant and sensitive Covetotop didn’t suffer the slightest attack of melancholy. Moreover, he enjoyed the walk very much.
The last eruption took place some 11,500 years ago, but … who guarantees to Covetotop that he is safe just now? Is it theoretically impossible that the volcano may re-erupt during his pleasant hike? No! Our hero is running a serious theoretical risk!
Restaurants, like volcanoes, can be dangerous places too. Usually they don’t erupt, but they may offer overpriced menus.
Skilled explorers like Covetotop know where the good and inexpensive restaurants are hidden.
Keep calm and follow him.
Target: Restaurant Hostal del Ossos (not far away from the Croscat Volcano)
Soil’s temperature at the restaurant: suitable for human life.
Price of the daily menu: 12 Euros, suitable for Covetotop’s economy.
Menu: three courses plus dessert plus drink. Here they are:
Now the adventure can go on. Covetotop, the hardcore adrenalin thrill seeker, is thinking about bungee jumping or something like that.
The first thing he needs is a bridge …
03:00 p.m.– Covetotop arrives at the Campmajor Valley (a 15 minutes drive from the Croscat Volcano) in search of a suitable bridge.
He visits some tiny medieval villages of this charming and little known valley.
Paths in the Campmajor valley are wonderful and surprising.
Ordinary people think that a suitable bridge (for bungee jumping) is a modern and tall bridge, made of iron and concrete, able to resist the weight of an idiot hanging by an elasticized cord.
That is bullshit.
Covetotop doesn’t need elasticized cords. He prefers real ultra-high-risk sports, like MBC.
MBC (Medieval Bridge Crossing) consists on crossing a medieval bridge from one side to the other.
Medieval bridges are very old, and you never know if they can support your weight without collapsing.
MBC is the ultimate adrenaline pumper.
Here is our goal: the 12th century bridge of Can Prat.
Here we go, from one side …
04:30 p.m.- An exhausted Covetotop takes a break by Sant Martí de Campmajor.
06:30 p.m.- Arrival in base camp, somewhere in the Costa Brava, facing the Mediterranean Sea.
Covetotop, like any other Mediterranean hero, always drinks a glass of cold horchata after his epic adventures.