Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Glenshee and Lochnagar Hills: Creag Leacach (159) and Glas Maol (69)

Walk date: 01/04/06
My Munro #'s: 65 and 66

Out with my exhibitionist walking partner:

Taking in Creag Leacah, bracing!

Coming up on Glas Maol:

Glas Maol decorated with a lone skier:

First hike out with the Sonia. Almost immediately from the car park there is a notably hairy crossing of a narrow but not negligable (especially in winter) stream. The crossing is not helped by a soaking-wet half-collapsed bridge set at a jaunty angle. Once this is conquered the climbing starts in earnest steeply up the heathery slopes of Meall Gorm before heading more gently toward the crest of the ridge that is the summit of Creag Leacach. A wide ridge and civilised incline led to the large domw of Glas Maol. This day's descent was steep down the west side to Meall Odnar and along Leacann Duoh. Sadly, we didn't managed to avoid a repeat crossing of the nasty stream getting to the car. A fine day out with light flurries of snow but mostly dry with broken cloud and beautiful blue skies beyond.

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