Micología por la Sierra de Sevil – San Pelegrín
1- San Pelegrín
3- Abrigos de Quizáns
5- Campo Luengo
6- Pozos de nieve
7- Mesón de Sevil
8- La Labarta
9- Los Millos
1 –San Pelegrín (700m) will be our starting point. We will take as reference the square where the church is located and a cross. The correct path is the same one that climbs from Alquézar, crosses the village and goes to the Mesón de Sevil.
2 – Without leaving this road and ignoring those that go to the left, we will reach the bottom of a small valley where we will find a crossing. At this point we will turn to the right, and without leaving the road, we will go in the direction of the Balsas de Basacol.
3 – Now we have to be attentive to a detour to the left (signposted) and that always on the way up, it will leave us at another junction (signposted), where on the right we will find the shelters of Quizáns.
4 – We will take the right path to get closer to see the cave paintings and the majestic views of the Somontano from there.
5 – We will go back along the same path to the crossroads and we will go towards Campo Luengo / Cerro Tito. A well-marked path will lead us to the middle slope at the beginning and to a small climb at the end to Cerro de los Tiestos.
6 – Here the path becomes a path, which we will not leave until we reach the Meson de Sevil. We can take different detours to get closer to see the cave paintings of Chimiachas and Los Pozos de Nieve. This section that runs through the pine forest is where we find our first mycological point
7 – The distance we can see a forest monitoring post and just below the Mesón de Sevil, the ideal place to regain strength. Our second point of mycological interest is here, all the surrounding pine forests have an abundance of mushroom varieties.
8 – From here we will take the only road that descends, this road will lead us back to San Pelegrín. We will have to be attentive to the crossing to go to San Pelegrin and not to Basacol rafts.
9 – During the descent a good section also runs through pine grove, third mycological point. This repopulation pine forest has a well-deserved reputation among mushroom lovers
History and culture.
The Sierra de Sevil separates the valleys of the Vero River and the Isuala River, which in its upper part is called the Balced or Balcés River. This area has been inhabited since prehistory until a few years ago. In San Pelegrín there is still a pastor, also some people who owned old houses have decided to restore them. It is worth noting the architecture of the town, with its stone buildings and the church of the eighteenth century in honor of the Nativity of Our Lady. On the route we will find remains of prehistoric paintings of schematic art such as those of Quizáns and Levantine art, such as the magnificent deer of Chimiachas. Different vestiges, some restored and others in ruins, will make us see the importance that this land contributed to the economy of its inhabitants. Ice wells, cattle hatcheries, the remains of the town of Sevil, the Castle of the Saints, built to besiege Alquézar, and the Meson de Sevil, former refuge of transhumant shepherds, will appear, while griffon vultures, Egyptian vultures and kites observe us from the air
In the three pine forests that we have proposed, it is feasible to collect mushrooms and mushrooms. Given the proximity between them and the species of pines that form them, the varieties of mushrooms that we find are quite similar. The altitude and orientation of the pine forests will make some species more abundant in one place than in another. Knowing the weather conditions of each year, will allow us to enjoy a good harvest. Among the most proliferating species are the robellón (Lactarius deliciosus), yellow trumpet (Cantharellus lutescens), black slug (Hygrophorus latitabundus), white slug (Hygrophorus gliocyclus), partridge foot (Chroogomphus rutilus), bold (Tricholoma terreum) and various types of rusulas among others. At the confluence of areas of pine forest with zones of holm oak (oak in Aragonese) you can find chanterelle (Cantharellus cibarius).
Note: the species named here are not classified as edible or inedible. Only species are named.
The natural park of the Sierra de Guara is subject to a specific regulation on the collection of mushrooms.