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  • El Caminito del Rey Update

    Posted by Dan from Madison on March 25th, 2015 (All posts by )

    One of the best vacations I ever took was with Jonathan as we tackled the famous El Caminito del Rey. You can see footage of that glorious day here:

    For those who may be a little less adventurous, parts of the route have been re-built and are now officially re-opening. You can see a website on the Caminito and the restorations here.

     

    8 Responses to “El Caminito del Rey Update”

    1. Jonathan Says:

      The best part was when we tried hanging like bats underneath the path.

    2. Michael Hiteshew Says:

      This is a very cool video and first saw it a few years ago. I’ve developed a fear of heights as I’ve aged but I’d still like to make this hike. I think I’ll skip the one up to Angels Landing though. https://vimeo.com/83370949

    3. Sgt. Mom Says:

      I don’t mind heights, particularly – just the prospect of falling off them.

    4. Nancy Says:

      Has anyone ever kept track of the number of people who have fallen?

    5. Lexington Green Says:

      That path in SERIOUS need of repair.

    6. Will Says:

      I had to keep averting the eyes from the screen. How nerve-wracking. “You’ll love it, it’s called an air-path!”

    7. Richard Says:

      The video after reconstruction:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JY5alvXix0I&spfreload=10

    8. Dan from Madison Says:

      Thanks for that link Richard. It appears that in most sections they (wisely) “started over” and placed the new path above the old one rather then trying to reconstruct. This is now something that I might actually do someday.

      Nancy – I couldn’t find an official record of deaths, but wiki says “several”.