General Wade through the Monadhliath Bog
by jonny616 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:29 pm
Route description: Geal Chàrn, Monadhliath
Munros included on this walk: Geal Chàrn (Monadhliath)
Date walked: 28/02/2012
Time taken: 4.45 hours
Distance: 13.3 km
Ascent: 625m2 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).
The parking area for this walk can’t be missed as it is at the road end right before the bridge. It’s said to have been built by General Wade, but I think this is incorrect & is so named because once across it you have to generally wade through boggy sh*t* for about 4 hours. My boots still haven’t dried out yet.
Once across the bridge take a right down the track & then over the new bridge which takes the construction traffic. Then immediately left along a fence, cross the fence & walk along the Feith Talagain until you come to a gap in it, in front of you. After the gap the path veers away from the river & takes you to another fence with a style. In the notes it says ‘ the route soon reaches the Allt Coire nan Dearcag, which may be difficult to cross in spate’. Imagine my delight!
In reality it was fine waded through gaiters kept the water out.
Not long after this I lost the rough path, but followed my bearing up the heather slope to the broad ridge were I picked up the path again. Looking back I realised I had mistaken the path for a small burn. Silly me.
By this point I was in the clag where I remained until my return. This was as forecast but at least it was dry. Well from the head down anyway.
Continued uphill past what looks like a piece of old shelter or wall till the summit plateau were I came across a smallish cairn. Visibility meant that I could not see anything higher. No visible path leading away from this cairn, but defiantly not the big cairn in the picture so I continued on my bearing for another 10 mins, low & behold a large cairn. A quick photo & off back down.
I enjoyed my day, but would recommend a -4C day not +12C.
by Johnny Corbett » Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:34 pm
by ChrisW » Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:19 pm
by quoman » Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:46 pm
Atleast i never had a 4hr bog trot
by SusieThePensioner » Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:54 pm
jonny616 wrote:A solo effort for the mid week sneaky peak club again this week
You seem to be getting used to these solo efforts now
I enjoyed "wading" (sorry!) through your report and love the photos even though the weather wasn't great. Particularly like the one
jonny616 wrote:Allt Corie nan Dearcag
- andy millar1
by pigeon » Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:02 pm
by Collaciotach » Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:17 pm
by luckyguy68 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:31 pm
by gammy leg walker » Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:37 pm
PS..........you seam to have a huge carbunkle growing out of your head in one of your picture,best get seen too
before it gets much bigger.
by Alan S » Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:28 pm
Love your Gammy inspired summit pic
by jonny616 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:54 pm
Johnny Corbett wrote:I salute you General
by jonny616 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:56 pm
ChrisW wrote:Dammit Johnny, that first paragraph had me spitting my breakfast out I always say any day in the hills is a good day but 4 hours of splodging might challenge that Still a great effort mate and at least you were out there
Thanks Chris. Glad i could bring a smile to breakfast.
by jonny616 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:57 pm
quoman wrote:Aye it wasnt braw yesterday a see what you mean nae views same as me the only two mad yins out
Atleast i never had a 4hr bog trot
When you gotta go you gotta go Quoman
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