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Strathfinella hill (the crystal maze)

PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:00 am
by Benjaminnevis
Well Well fit a struggle to bag a wee hill. But hae the weather was braw double figure temps in Dec.
Parked at Achenblae church.



My route is not very accurate as i was in thick woodland but was thinking this small hill would make a fine circular stroll if the forestry cleared some paths and stuck in some marker posts. I was only armed we a map of the net and compass so the trig point would probably a lot easier to find with GPS.

Re: Strathfinella hill (the crystal maze)

PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:08 am
by The Rodmiester
I don't think I'll be rushing up to do that one, some of these sub 2000ers are a bit of a nightmare right enough. I think you should bring it to the attention of the local access officer :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: Strathfinella hill (the crystal maze)

PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:54 am
by Benjaminnevis
The Rodmiester wrote:I don't think I'll be rushing up to do that one, some of these sub 2000ers are a bit of a nightmare right enough. I think you should bring it to the attention of the local access officer :lol: :lol: :lol:


Aye yer right Rod a lot of the small hills are on forestry commission land and are a nightmare they should be doing more i reckon to encourage folk to go for a wander by clearing the fallen trees and paths. it would not take a lot for this one the tracks are there if you can find them. :crazy: was thinking ah trying the Croc next lol.

Re: Strathfinella hill (the crystal maze)

PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:59 pm
by The Rodmiester
Benjaminnevis wrote:
The Rodmiester wrote:I don't think I'll be rushing up to do that one, some of these sub 2000ers are a bit of a nightmare right enough. I think you should bring it to the attention of the local access officer :lol: :lol: :lol:


Aye yer right Rod a lot of the small hills are on forestry commission land and are a nightmare they should be doing more i reckon to encourage folk to go for a wander by clearing the fallen trees and paths. it would not take a lot for this one the tracks are there if you can find them. :crazy: was thinking ah trying the Croc next lol.


I think you need a break from trees for a while leave the Crock and Creag Ghiubhais for a wee while. I'm still not convinced I found the right cairn on GG will have to go back some day and do some searching :lol: :lol:

Re: Strathfinella hill (the crystal maze)

PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:35 pm
by Johnny Corbett
Aye been there a few times with these forest clad summits, its no fun and like Rod not sure i got to the summit of CG either. Good effort locating the summit :wink:

Re: Strathfinella hill (the crystal maze)

PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:59 pm
by The Rodmiester
Johnny Corbett wrote:Aye been there a few times with these forest clad summits, its no fun and like Rod not sure i got to the summit of CG either. Good effort locating the summit :wink:


JC, when are we going back to CG :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: Strathfinella hill (the crystal maze)

PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:19 am
by Benjaminnevis
The Rodmiester wrote:
Johnny Corbett wrote:Aye been there a few times with these forest clad summits, its no fun and like Rod not sure i got to the summit of CG either. Good effort locating the summit :wink:


JC, when are we going back to CG :lol: :lol: :lol:


This is the Cairn i found on CG gents and it certainly looked the highest point to me after clambering up the boulders and loose rock to deep heather and trees. if it is not the proper een then i will need to go back as well :crazy:
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Re: Strathfinella hill (the crystal maze)

PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:13 am
by Backpacker
Cheers for the report, I was thinking about heading up there as it's local to me, might do for a quick morning one

Re: Strathfinella hill (the crystal maze)

PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:20 am
by The Rodmiester
Benjaminnevis wrote:
The Rodmiester wrote:
Johnny Corbett wrote:Aye been there a few times with these forest clad summits, its no fun and like Rod not sure i got to the summit of CG either. Good effort locating the summit :wink:


JC, when are we going back to CG :lol: :lol: :lol:


This is the Cairn i found on CG gents and it certainly looked the highest point to me after clambering up the boulders and loose rock to deep heather and trees. if it is not the proper een then i will need to go back as well :crazy:
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Thanks for the photograph Benjaminnevis, I'm still not convinced, better head on back next time I'm passing and this time put a GPS check on it :lol: :lol:

Re: Strathfinella hill (the crystal maze)

PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:24 am
by The Rodmiester
Backpacker wrote:Cheers for the report, I was thinking about heading up there as it's local to me, might do for a quick morning one


Hi Backpacker, if your up there before me can you take some photographs of the cairn or cairns you find :lol: :lol: it might save me and Johnnycorbett going back, many thanks. It's a wee short toughie but the heather might not be as thick just now so that should help :)

Re: Strathfinella hill (the crystal maze)

PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:25 am
by Backpacker
The Rodmiester wrote:
Backpacker wrote:Cheers for the report, I was thinking about heading up there as it's local to me, might do for a quick morning one


Hi Backpacker, if your up there before me can you take some photographs of the cairn or cairns you find :lol: :lol: it might save me and Johnnycorbett going back, many thanks. It's a wee short toughie but the heather might not be as thick just now so that should help :)


when I head up I'll track it on the GPS and see where I end up :D

Re: Strathfinella hill (the crystal maze)

PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:32 pm
by Johnny Corbett
The Rodmiester wrote:
Johnny Corbett wrote:Aye been there a few times with these forest clad summits, its no fun and like Rod not sure i got to the summit of CG either. Good effort locating the summit :wink:


JC, when are we going back to CG :lol: :lol: :lol:
I'll give you a shout Rod :D

Re: Strathfinella hill (the crystal maze)

PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:51 pm
by The Rodmiester
Johnny Corbett wrote:
The Rodmiester wrote:
Johnny Corbett wrote:Aye been there a few times with these forest clad summits, its no fun and like Rod not sure i got to the summit of CG either. Good effort locating the summit :wink:


JC, when are we going back to CG :lol: :lol: :lol:
I'll give you a shout Rod :D


Great stuff JC, look forward to it and, maybe pick something else as well, something new for both of us :D
Strath finely Hill maybe! Bring your saw :lol: :lol:

Re: Strathfinella hill (the crystal maze)

PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 4:22 pm
by McLEOD
Crap :lol: