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A lazy Sunday stroll

A lazy Sunday stroll


Postby PeteR » Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:35 pm

Route description: Meall Chuaich, Drumochter

Munros included on this walk: Meall Chuaich

Date walked: 15/09/2012

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This is just a short report on my walk last Sunday.

With the engine warning light still making an appearance intermittently I wasn't sure I'd be heading out at all, but the sister-in-law gave me the lend of her car, so I was all systems go :D Anyone who knows me knows if PeteR doesn't get his walk of a weekend then for all of the next week he's a right grumpy git :lol:

I'd originally thought of doing the two Munros of Beinn Bhrotain and Monadh Mor from Linn of Dee, but had one of those rare can't-be-arsed-to-get-out-of bed days, so was late getting going. Hence the change of plan and a gentle stroll up Meall Chuaich instead :D

Let's face it, as a hill it probably won't win any prizes :lol: But it's by no means a bad hill. It's a nice easy walk in beside the aqueduct and then on a good track to the foot of the hill near Loch Chuaich :D Met a nice couple on route and we walked together chatting about hills climbed and still to be climed (the usual hill walkers conversations :lol: ) until they powered up the side of the hill and left me to myself :lol:

Some good, if slightly hazy, views from the summit :D Especially toward the previous walks destinations of Mullach Clach a'Bhlair and Sgor Gaoith :D Not that Mullach Clach 'Bhlair makes much of an impression on the Moine Mhor :lol: It's the ever so slightly higher point on the pretty much flatish plateau :lol:

Hung around on the summit for a while, but the wind was pretty keen, so it was soon a case of heading back down the hill. Went off piste for a short while on the way down, but no chance of any of my usual "adventures" on a hill like this :lol:

Stopped of at Loch Cuaich on the way back. A nice little spot - even saw some wildlife, which is rare for me :D

So, all in all another good day on the hills :lol:

And here's some pictures from the day :D
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Had to stop on the way to capture this rainbow directly in front of me

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View of Loch Garry at my "rainbow" stop

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Meall Chuaich

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Chuaich and aqueduct #1

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Chuaich and aqueduct #2

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I had this feeling of "being watched"

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Looking back the way I had come

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Route up toward the summit

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View of the surroundings

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Toward Alder

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Summit cairn

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Zoom in on the Cairngorms

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Cairngorms

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And Cairngorms again

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Summit view

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Another summit view

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Bothy

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Wildlife

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The weir off Loch Chuaich

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Loch Chuaich

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Pipeline by the power station

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More wildlife

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View from the power station

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Another view from the power station

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A final look back at Chuaich with aqueduct
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Re: A lazy Sunday stroll

Postby ChrisW » Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:41 pm

A fine wee wander for a Sunday Pete, looks a bit murky out but no mention of rain....did you manage to dodge it (except for the journey in where you got that cracking rainbow) :D
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Re: A lazy Sunday stroll

Postby gammy leg walker » Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:11 am

Nice wee stroll this one Peter,holds special memories for me this one,was my first one back after I broke my ankle,also got to the summit and this fella was doing press-ups near the cairn :wtf: "none so quear as folk"
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