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Worst Ever!

Worst Ever!


Postby Meadow54 » Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:52 pm

Date walked: 11/10/2020

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 21 km

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Having walked through Glen Cona to Glenfinnan 2 weeks ago, came back to walk from Sallachan to Strontian via Glen Gour. Beautiful, sunny autumn day, glorious scenery & we met no-one. Track up as far as the river crossing was very wet underfoot but okay. After the river it just became horrific. 7 miles of bogs and boulders with an intermittent track that was just as bad. A twisted ankle about 14 km in added to the very slow progress and the whole thing took us 7 hours!!! My boots were completely overwhelmed with mud and water half way through and I’ve probably got trench foot. Think my boots are ruined 😀 without the twisted ankle it would have been 5 1/2. Not an experience I’ll be repeating or recommending!
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Re: Worst Ever!

Postby Marty_JG » Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:08 pm

A nice pair of Gore-Tex gaiters help. New pairs are around £30 but you can get army surplus for half that.
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Re: Worst Ever!

Postby Meadow54 » Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:26 pm

Marty_JG wrote:A nice pair of Gore-Tex gaiters help. New pairs are around £30 but you can get army surplus for half that.


I was wearing Goretex Gaiters!! The water came up over my boots and under the gaiters! Eventually, I had to take them off, roll up my trousers and give up trying to stay dry!
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Re: Worst Ever!

Postby Marty_JG » Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:19 am

Ouch. Yuk. Time for Plan B methinks.

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