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A busy Cobbler

A busy Cobbler


Postby Louise » Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:49 pm

Route description: The Cobbler, Arrochar

Corbetts included on this walk: The Cobbler

Date walked: 28/01/2012

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After a few busy weeks and a promising weather forecast the opportunity to nip up the Cobbler sounded good. Little did I realise that his wife and the world would have the same idea!

A little later start than normal of 9.30am ensured that the roads had been gritted down the side of Loch Lomond and a chance to view a spectacular sunrise over the Crianlarich hills. We met up at the car park at Arrochar and off we set on a good track, that for the first half hour was ice free as we looked down at Loch Long and the cloud inversion. After a while the track became icier and crossing the little burns became a bit more of a challenge than in summer, but no real need for crampons, just care. Finally we hit the ascent and followed the few earlier tracks up to the south summit, having decided after reading reports about the true summit and going through the eye, that we would leave that to a fine summers day! The going was good and soft snow on ice only in a couple of places, so we were soon on our way down. By this time it was early afternoon and the jeans, no gear or rucsacs and summer shoe brigade were on their way up, some wondering why they were having problems on the ascent......... The kicked steps in soft snow having disappeared leaving the fresh snow all messed up and the previous ice on the track having melted under the footfall.

The blue skies never did materilise as promised but it was a pleasant day spent catching up with a friend, although I think I will definitely choose my day and time with more thought on my return.
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Morning glory over Crianlarich hills
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Cloud inversion over Loch Long
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The Coobler in the distance
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True summit waiting for another day!
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Re: A busy Cobbler

Postby Peter913 » Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:15 pm

Nice Mono images there can i give you CC And say the need more contrast to give them Kick

Like the inversion

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Re: A busy Cobbler

Postby Louise » Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:34 am

Thanks Peter for the CC, will remember that for future :D
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Re: A busy Cobbler

Postby smiffysmc » Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:06 pm

Great pics. Why do I never get skys like that when I'm out and about. Cobbler looks even better with some snow on it.

Cheers.
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Re: A busy Cobbler

Postby spiderwebb » Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:03 pm

Nice obe Louise, good to see you finding the time to get out while over on the west side :D
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Re: A busy Cobbler

Postby monty » Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:13 pm

Nice one Louise. Lucky you, i never got a morning glory haha. Great photos :-)
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Re: A busy Cobbler

Postby scoob999 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:51 pm

Glad to see you managed to get out for a walk :D
It was surprisingly busy up Sgor Gaoith and Mullach Clach a' Bhlair yesterday too :shock:
Nice one and good photos too well done :D
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Re: A busy Cobbler

Postby andrewdoggett » Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:26 pm

That sky is gorgeous too... :D
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Re: A busy Cobbler

Postby Peter913 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:46 am

Louise wrote:Thanks Peter for the CC, will remember that for future :D



Quite simple to do its a slider in the options on your editing programme

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Re: A busy Cobbler

Postby Louise » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:48 pm

spiderwebb wrote:good to see you finding the time to get out while over on the west side :D


Lol, seems like the 'dark side' the amount of rain that's been here. Turn off at Tyndrum & it rains lol


Monty - you were probably going too fast to get a morning glory lol

Thanks for all nice comments

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Quite simple to do its a slider in the options on your editing programme

Peter[/quote]

Thanks again Peter - totally agree :)

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Re: A busy Cobbler

Postby fipriestley » Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:14 pm

Nice one Louise! I saw that stunning sky too, but didn't stop to take pic - thanks for sharing :)
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Re: A busy Cobbler

Postby spiderwebb » Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:24 pm

Had a similar sky on the way to meet StevieB and Scoob for our trip into the Cairngorms from Glen Feshie.

Pulled in on the A9 to take this view towards the Cairngorms before Aviemore.

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Re: A busy Cobbler

Postby pollyh33 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:46 pm

Lovely wee report Louise.

Your scenic photos are fantastic but really like the smiley face ones too :thumbup:
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Re: A busy Cobbler

Postby Louise » Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:24 pm

fipriestley wrote:Nice one Louise! I saw that stunning sky too, but didn't stop to take pic - thanks for sharing :)


Lol a quick stop that any driving assessor would be impressed with was required :lol:

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pollyh33 wrote:
Your scenic photos are fantastic but really like the smiley face ones too :thumbup:


Freedom on the hills Polly, you can't beat it!

Nice photo too Spider, actually made me homesick :(
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