A mass is held on the top of the Mulhacen and many people assist with their horses.
|Horses on the Mulhacen|
The story is that a priest in the 19th century was travelling from Valor in the Alpujarras to Granada on the 4th of August. It was a nice summerday, but then all of a sudden the weather turned bad and a snowblizzard made it impossible to continue. The priest was very cold and thought that his last hour had arrived. But then all of a sudden the virgin appeared to the priest, giving him new confidence to resist and then all of a sudden the weather turned bright again.
In honour of this miracle on the Veleta mountain a sign has been erected and on the Mulhacen the people from Trevelez bring the Virgin in procession with mules and horses.
|Horses coming down the hills of Mulhacen|
This year we had a lot of rain and snow this spring, so we could still enjoy some snowfields on our way to Siete Lagunas.
|Snow on the east side of the Mulhacen|
Siete lagunas or Seven Lagoons is located on the east side of the Mulhacen.
We discovered there this beautiful field of Stars of the Snow (Estrella de las Nieves)
|Star of the snow (Plantago Nivalis)|
And saw the Seven Lagoons much greener than ever in august.
|Cautiously walking down the slopes with the horses|