How come there are mountains that are more than mountains? Because humans are symbolic animals. To order the world and communicate, we package and compress meanings into artifacts that can only be opened by those with access keys. That is, we create symbols, seemingly simple elements, but which are full of meaning for those who share the codes. Thus, a mountain that for many could go unnoticed, for others, is part of their lives and their identity.
At the end of 1929, within the Democratic Instructional Center of Móra d’Ebre, La Picossa was born, an excursionist association with an essentially cultural and discovery vocation. This is also the name of a mountain that, from the population, has a slender and attractive silhouette. Beauty and uniqueness are common elements in the construction of symbols. It is not surprising, then, that Sant Jeroni, the most popular hermitage in the municipality and much of the region, was built at its feet.
The first “official” excursion was the ascent to its summit, as well as the first in 2001, once the association was recovered. For hikers in Móra d’Ebre, this is “their” mountain, an intimate space and, at the same time, an intense route. A space surrounded by fields and towns, but which retains a strong personality. The views from the backpack where the sculpture of a large star was installed are unbeatable.