Mount Keen from Glen Muick - and the sunset was lovely
by rockhopper » Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:04 pm
Munros included on this walk: Mount Keen
Date walked: 25/06/2011
Time taken: 8 hours
Distance: 27.1 km
Ascent: 1277m2 people think this report is great. Register or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
Checked that I had head and hand torches with me and emergency supplies just in case as I was very unlikely to get back before dark.
Left the car at 329889 and set off on the bike up the landrover track. This seemed like a good idea at the start but had to get off several times and push (walking boots and flat pedals are no match for SPDs !).
Headed up the track and went past a wooden shed.
by kinley » Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:10 pm
Looks a nice day.
Was your little cheeper a grouse or a ptarmy?
by rockhopper » Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:31 pm
They tend to look similar in some ways but judging by the colour more likely ptarmigan I reckon - my moving pictures are too blurred to see properlykinley wrote:8) Was your little cheeper a grouse or a ptarmy?
by spiderman » Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:19 pm
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by Merry-walker » Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:30 pm
Do you eat Ever Ready Gold batteries?
by kinley » Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:36 pm
Merry-walker wrote:All this in one day????? Are you a bit mad???
It's a shameful marker of my bad habit of skimming the text of reports (and looking at the pics) that I didn't actually clock you'd done this on the same day.
Damn - I had you filed in the "discerning and sensible" folder. Now I have to plonk you in the "nutter" folder with Monty.
by ChrisW » Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:55 pm
by Paula Hubens » Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:17 pm
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by rockhopper » Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:33 pm
Look who's talking Glad I did it though as the weather wasn't great the following daymonty wrote:Great pictures Rockhopper. Your nuts though. Doing another walk just after finishing the Lochnagar 5 plus corbett Top man
not at all ! I just plod on and on and on - with a stubborn streakspiderman wrote:You are super fit.
ach, you've got to take the weather windows when you get them as there aren't that manyMerry-walker wrote:?? Are you a bit mad???
tut, tut - and there was me thinking you read every report in great detailkinley wrote:It's a shameful marker of my bad habit of skimming the text of reports (and looking at the pics) that I didn't actually clock you'd done this on the same day.
I've been trying out a wee bit of post production on one or two photos, eg the HDR in another report but still have a way to goChrisW wrote:nice sunset as a reward
cheers Paula - certainly made it worth the effortPaula Hubens wrote:Very nice skies in your pictures!
by KGBMC » Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:54 pm
Did you find anything about these standing stones you passed, curious to know about them
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by rockhopper » Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:03 pm
Asda's foamy fruits and Soreen malt loafKGBMC wrote:Great report, can you tell me what pills your on ?
So far all I've found is that they're Head of Black Burn boundary stonesKGBMC wrote:Did you find anything about these standing stones you passed, curious to know about them
by csimbad » Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:05 pm
by malky_c » Thu Jun 30, 2011 2:48 pm
by Graeme D » Thu Jun 30, 2011 2:57 pm
rockhopper wrote:After walking round the Lochnagar munros and Conachcraig earlier in the day, I’d had my dinner and decided to walk over to Mount Keen in the evening. I had planned to do it on the Sunday instead but the forecast for that day was pretty grim whereas the weather had now improved a lot and the sun was out.
Decision vindicated methinks.