And what a view it is, away to the South are the peaks of Alcazaba (3369m), Mulhacen (3479m) and Veletta (3396m), still with patches of snow visible on 31st July.
Tawny Pipits foraging in the dry grass, often in company with Linnets and a few Thekla Larks. Tawny Pipits are not usually seen in large numbers but here they were prolific.
Sierra Nevada is generally excellent for lepidopterists but being a bit late in the summer the dry conditions had seen off most of the wild flowers and butterflies too. Black Satyr was the most obvious species. I will not list every species but will mention a new one for me, the Hermit, just one shot of an insect at rest.
There were many other species seen but some were conspicuous by their absence. I did not see a single Fritillary of any variety, very few Meadow Browns, no Brimstones or Cleopatras, Tortoiseshells, Red Admirals, Orange Tips, not many Gatekeepers and only a few Marbled Whites. Very poor really.