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by jimandandrea » Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:33 pm
Route description: Beinn Sgulaird
Munros included on this walk: Beinn Sgulaird
Date walked: 28/03/2012
Time taken: 6 hours
Distance: 13.5 km
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Leaving Glen Etive, where we spent two days we headed round to do Beinn Sgulaird next as our final days walking. Another fine day weather wise. One slight problem - we had not realised we were out of drinking water - not clever. Just before Loch Creran we past a fine place: The Greagan Inn, Appin where I chanced my arm and asked of they would fill out 5l water bottle please. They could not have been friendlier and any more hospitable. I had said I had tried to buy a bottle of beer in Ballachuilish and was unable due to the licencing laws. I then asked for two shots in my coffee - sorry my friend, licencing laws we cannot sell booze before 12.00!! I meant 2 shots of coffee!!
Sorted, we were off. Parked at Druimavuic and followed the path up through the trees, out of the forest, followed by a bit of track till we found the cairn that marks the start of the path.
The path was very clear all the way up. A few descents which we then had to reascend but they were all straight forward. Once again we were blessed with another great day and a bit clearer than the previous day.
We opted not to retrace our steps but went North after the summit and thought we may find a path to descend - we didn't but made our way, as instructed by Cicerone to the old stone shieling at 03256 46491 then via a small track that took us through some boggy ground to Taraphocain, onto a track then back to the van by road.
A good days walking with some grand views all around of where we had been in the last few days.
The track after the forest
The first wee lump.
Beinn Sgulaird and Meall Garbh
Looking onto Ben Cruachan
Looking back to the sea from the summit (almost)
Beinn Sgulaird (937m)
The descent: no path but a straightforward one
and finally, we were back in the van having something to eat and looking out at a fine fine evening.
So that was it for March: another 5 done but quite different from the 5 in February.
by ScottishLeaf » Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:48 pm
by jimandandrea » Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:14 pm
ScottishLeaf wrote:Looks fantastic, definitely going to put this one on the to do list!
You will really enjoy it. The views out to sea are amazing. On hindsight I think we should have gone back the same way we came up as you get the views for longer.
by dogplodder » Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:12 pm
Love your photo of the evening sky!
by blanchie » Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:38 pm
by LeithySuburbs » Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:15 pm
by ChrisW » Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:17 pm
by jimandandrea » Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:29 pm
ChrisW wrote:What beautiful photos J&A and what a lovely hike the pano (pic7) is stunning
Thanks Chris, we have been enjoying your Canadian walk reports. Your photos on your latest one Prairie Creek circuit were stunning.