by BrianP » Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:47 pm
Route description: Meikle Bin, Carron Valley
Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Meikle Bin
Date walked: 19/03/2011
Time taken: 2.5 hours
Distance: 9.5 km
Ascent: 400mRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
Despite the long layoff from walking, a 2 week chest infection and the conditions under foot I was still at the top in an hour and twenty minutes, so there is still some fitness there.
There was a cool breeze blowing on the summit so just stopped long enough for a cup of tea and a quick bite. Started to descend then stopped to chat for a few minutes with a guy from Kirkintilloch Walking club, before returning to the start. Was up and down in 2 and a half hours.
by rockhopper » Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:55 pm
I've only ever mountain biked round here - not walked so far.
Is this you warming up for your 100 ? plans ?
by jester » Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:09 pm
On another note, who do you use for hosting your photos? I'm viewing this on a work PC, and it blocks Flikr, Photobucket, etc, but I can see your photos no problem.
by SouthernUplandKing » Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:13 pm
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by BrianP » Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:26 am
Jester, I upload my photos directly to this site.
by honey_munster » Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:35 pm
I think I must have passed you as I was up Meikle Bin with my dogs Honey (German Shepherd) and Tess (Collie Cross) yesterday. We must have been at the summit just before noon but didn't stop for long. I agree with you that there was a bit more snow than expected on the north side of the hill. Good to get out after Honey's been a bit restricted recently with an inter-digital cyst.
by BrianP » Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:23 pm
I think I was talking to the guy from Kirkintilloch Walking club, just below the top, when you passed. Then I passed you on the way down the track when you were on the phone.
by honey_munster » Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:14 pm
it's a small world - and not the first time I've bumped into a fellow forum poster on Meikle Bin either. I've bumped into fatdogwalks (aka Ken and Maisie) a couple of times.
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