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Craigowl Hill...in full on winter condition!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:20 pm
by macq23
With all the arctic weather Angus been getting lately, I decided to go up Craigowl Hill at the Sidlaws.

What is normally a simple easy easy going walk in the Sidlaws, this was incredibly hard going when I reached the knee-deep snow, constantly being frustrated at how slow it was taking me. But it was a great sense of achievement when I finally got to the trig point in the howling gale. It had taken me almost 2 hours to get from Balkello Carpark to Craigowl Hill. I was crawling at times, so I wouldn't step through the snow which was great fun(!) And when I gotten near the top, I went right through the snow and into the marsh. Man you gotta love the feeling of the shocking wet cold feeling running through you boots! yikes!! :lol:
So no way I was going back down the path route...it was a direct route down straight the hill towards Balkello carpark. I finally ended up back at the car after 3 hrs, slightly longer than anticipated, but all in all, a jolly good way to spend my Sunday morning :-)
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Craigowl Hill from Tealing Hill

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Walking up towards Balkello Hill

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Dundee is there...somewhere!

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Knee Deep and loving it

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The Radio station at Craigowl Hill

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Balkello Hill

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Hello Fence.....Goodbye Fence

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Craigowl Trig point

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An exhausted me at the trig!

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Balkello Entrance with Craigowl to the left


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Re: Craigowl Hill...in full on winter condition!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:26 pm
by The Rodmiester
Good for you macq23, hard hard going in deep snow, but you made it and at least you could stand up at the trig point :clap:

Re: Craigowl Hill...in full on winter condition!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:34 pm
by macq23
The Rodmiester wrote:Good for you macq23, hard hard going in deep snow, but you made it and at least you could stand up at the trig point :clap:


Thanks very much...the legs are certainly feeling the effects of yesterday now! :lol: