Gairich-a feast for the eyes...and the soul
by iainwatson » Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:04 pm
Munros included on this walk: Gairich
Date walked: 24/10/2012
Time taken: 6 hours
Distance: 15 km
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i've walked many a hill and usually i'm fairly quick over routes for several reasons but this walk was to be very different.
i literally switched off,opened my mind and tuned into the land,i did not time my walk as usual (left my watch in the van on purpose) and my phone was off so as to immerse myself in the surroundings and i let myself get lost in the beauty of Scotlands wild landscape,i soaked it all in - the autumn colours,the fresh smell of the pine woods,views as far as the eye could see it was all there in abundance.In short i could sum it up by saying i felt connected to my surroundings i sat for ages at the summit watching a group of crows showing off their flying skills and i'm convinced it was a show from them,i've never watched birds in flight for any length of time before but it was fantastic and although they lacked the royalty of an eagle it was a very relaxing and enjoyable experience.when i left the summit i avoided taking the path back out and literally wandered about the hillside in the general direction of where i needed to go,completely oblivious of time....it was Magical!
anyway,here is a short vid of the day,i hope you enjoy it
by dogplodder » Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:46 pm
I was up Sgurr na Lapaich the same day but had a lot more cloud than this.
by soulminer » Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:25 pm
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by Johnny Corbett » Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:29 pm
by basscadet » Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:35 pm
Have to wait till I get home to watch the video though, as the It folk are killjoys
You describe perfectly why I like camping out so much.. No rush to get back, just amble on, take your time and let yourself get absorbed into the countryside.. Even in the tent, I get absorbed into the life of the insects inhabiting the porch.. This is also why I'm usually alone.. just not the same with someone spoiling the tranquility
by madasa mongoose » Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:03 pm
by 147cjl » Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:20 pm
"These mist covered mountains
Are a home now for me
But my home is the lowlands
And always will be",
thanks for posting that
by gammy leg walker » Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:03 pm
by Stretch » Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:34 pm
by Alan S » Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:49 pm
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by iainwatson » Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:53 am
i enjoy making up wee videos of my walks so to hear that others enjoy it is great
i tried to explain why this walk was amazing but struggled to put it in words,its almost impossible to explain to be honest but it was THE most amazing day yet!
the hairs on the back of my neck stand up when i think back on it or watch the video