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Place: Roque de Los Muchachos
Date: 2000
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services The Cumbre Nueva as seen from the Roque de los Muchachos (with telefoto lens).
 
Place: Cumbre
Date: 2001-09
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services View from The Cumbre (Monte de Quemada) across to the Caldera.
Clouds have formed in the Caldera. The slopes are brown after the usual long summer of sunshine and no rain.
 
Place: Cumbre
Date: 2001-02
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services View from The Cumbre (Monte de Quemada) across to the Caldera.
Clouds have formed in the Caldera. In early summer the upper slopes are green but the low slopes are dry and the grass is parched.
 
Place: El Paso
Date: 2001
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services Black volcanic landscape dotted with the colours of native plants.
 
Place: El Paso, Cumbre
Date: 2002
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services Solitary pines on the volcanic solopes just below the Refugio El Pilar
 
Place: El Paso, Valencia
Date: 2002
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services The spectacular "waterfall cloud" of the Cumbre Nueva. When weather conditions are right there is a build-up of cloud on the east side of the ridge which flows over the edge and falls like a waterfall until it mysteriously disappears (evaporates).
 
Place: El Paso, Cumbrecita
Date: 2001
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services Tree-heather can grow to up to 4 meters in height.
 
Place: El Paso, Refugio El Pilar
Date: 2001-12
Copyright: Gerard van Kempen Black volcanic sand with tree-heather and Canarian Pine trees.
 
Place: El Paso, El Pilar
Date: 2001-12
Copyright: Gerard van Kempen The sharp gritty sand was briefly quarried for use on paths and garden until its used was banned.
 
Place: El Paso, El Pilar
Date: 2001-12
Copyright: Gerard van Kempen Litchen on the sheltered north side of the rocks.
 
Place: El Paso, Las Manchas
Date: 2001-08
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services
 
Place: El Paso, Refugio El Pilar
Date: 2001-08
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services The lava flow of Volcano Montana Quemada of Tacande (1470 - 1490) flowing down towards El Paso.
 
Place: El Paso, Refugio El Pilar
Date: 2001-08
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services A Tolkien-esque view from the Old Road over the upper pasture lands of El Paso and into the valley of La Cumbrecita.
The cloud on the right is the bottom of the 'waterfall cloud' as it disipates into thin air.
 
Place: El Paso, Refugio El Pilar
Date: 2001-08
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services Looking down over La Manchas towards Todoque and, in the distance, Tazacorte and Mirador El Time.
 
Place: El Paso, Refugio El Pilar
Date: 2001-08
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services The lava flow of Volcano Montana Quemada of Tacande (1470 - 1490).
 
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services View over the Caldera. The wind is from the west so El Paso is shrouded in cloud and the east side is clear. Usually the wind is from the north-east so the cloud is on the eastern side of the ridge.
 
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Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services The old road from El Paso to Refugio el Pilar and down to San Isidro and Santa Cruz.Tree heather lines the route.
 
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services Young tree heather sprouting from an older branch.
 
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services The radio and tv masts on the Cunbre Nueva
 
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Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services Young green tree heather grows again after being chopped down to maintain visibility on the twisting roads.
 
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services A dirt road on the black lava. This type of lava is formed when the volcano spits the magma into the air where it cools to form shiny black granules before hitting the ground.
 
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Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services    
 
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services Strong winds on this exposed part of the Cumbre.
 
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Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services Higher up the tree heather and laurisilver dissappear and make way for pine trees. On the black lava they struggle to gain height.
 
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services A map shows details of the view. over Los Llanos and El Paso.
 
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services The Los Llanos area as seen from the old road to Refugio el Pilar.
 
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services A variety of Wild sage growing at about 1000m
 
 
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