Dodging the puddles on the way to Las Portelas
The Memorial plaque
The views on this stretch were limited to the trees and plant life with only occasional glimpses of the mountains until I reached the turn off for Los Silos. After this brief but spectacular view into the Barranco de Los Cochinos, I continued at a fairly brisk pace until after around two hours I arrived at a memorial plaque set on a large boulder at the side of the track surrounded by six newly planted trees. The memorial related to a tragic incident near Los Silos in 2007 when six walkers were killed after they entered a galleria - a tunnel bored into the mountain for water extraction - and were overcome by carbon monoxide fumes.
Views of the El Palmar valley
All paths lead to Las Portelas
El Palmar and it's 'cake-like' volcanic cone
Views of the Masca Valley
Teide and Pico Viejo