Thursday 31 December 2009
Despite the embarrassment factor, I thought it was worth sticking up a few photies from last Monday's less than successful jaunt to the vicinity of Creag Pitridh. I blame the papers actually, because the wee route description I'd printed off from the Herald quite clearly stated that you go over the stone bridge and follow the path. Now, if it had said that you have to go over the stone bridge, look at a map and follow the correct path, then obviously I wouldn't have been wandering through a beautiful snowy forest with Andy for 45 minutes before we realised that we were blithely heading in completely the wrong direction.
And that, coupled with the inordinate length of time it took us to get to Loch Laggan in the first place because the A9 was down to one lane in parts, meant we didny have enough time to get anywhere near the hill.
So in true undaunted outdoorsman style we drove to the Clachaig for lunch.
Lot less snow on the Fort William side of the country, incidentally.
And I think I've found my Christmas card for next year:
Oh, and is this one of the best roadside carparking facility-based mountain viewpoints in Scotland?
Overall, it was still a good day out. Cold though - in case you were wondering.