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Trip of of the day – El Camanito Del Rey 2013

El Camino del Rey

El Caminito del Rey

Kings road in Spain.

 El Caminito del Rey – The Kings little pathway is an old path that was built in 1905 to provide workers access to the hydro electric dam. From all the reports, this is known as one of the most dangerous hikes in the world. In fact the Spanish government tried to close the path in 2000 due to a couple of fatal accidents.. I say tried because there are still people that have been accessing it since(Illegally I might add).  In 2011 they decided to have the regional and local governments work together to restore (aka take all the fun out of) this daring hike. I’m not exactly sure if it’s a good thing, or a bad thing, but the Spanish government must not work too fast because it was supposed to take about 3 years and 9 million to restore.. I just watched another video on youtube that was filmed about a month ago, March 2013. Comparing the recent video to the older one from 2008 shows the that the path still looks the same = scary, and I didn’t see any difference in any work having started yet. The newest video link from 2013 is below, also check out this blog post, it’s a little old from 2010 but has some pretty good pictures of how sketchy the hike really is http://blog.thecheaproute.com/guide-to-el-camino-del-rey-el-chorro-spain/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RR0MiIzSLAM