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Kindred Spirits do Boot Camp Cobbler

Kindred Spirits do Boot Camp Cobbler


Postby Bubba Ribeye » Thu Jan 01, 2015 11:16 pm

Route description: The Cobbler, Arrochar

Corbetts included on this walk: The Cobbler

Date walked: 01/01/2015

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It was a cloudy, misty morning when nine Kindred Spirits gathered together in the Succoth car park to tackle Cobbler.

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We set off up the zigzag path and had a welcome stop at the Tom McAuley bench whilst Patch took some photographs of the motley crew that had gathered together that day.

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There were some right characters amongst us that day to be sure. :lol:

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Gibby and Thor chillin' after completing the zigzag path.


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There was Danny and Patch striking a romantic pose in the glen. :)

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John and Barry for instance the Ant n Dec of the crew always bouncing of each other with jokes and banter.


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Bubba doing his dizzy rascal dance on the boot camp trail


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Three Amigos with the Cobbler in the background.


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We reached the Narnain boulders after deciding that the weather was too foul to complete the hike to the Cobbler summit.

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Undefeated we set about firing up the Bubba -Q which is traditional on any Boot Camp hike and got the party started with some beers and wine.

We quickly forget about the horrible weather and enjoyed our steakfest much to the bemusement of other passers by.

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John still hasn't forgiven me for dragging him up that slope. He's got the 'thousand yard stare' :lol:

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Relaxing on the final leg of the descent overlooking Arrochar and the final destination ..Ben Arthurs Bothy.

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Time for some chillin and reflection on the joys of the great outdoors. :D

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We had a best beanie contest on the way down. :lol:

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We head straight for the beer garden as soon as we are back off the hill.

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The après hike is usually the best part of the day.

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At least we can all truthfully say that we 'did The Cobbler' ..even it was just the Ben Arthur beer garden at the end of the day. :lol:

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The views were excellent from this vantage point by the lochside and the beers were even better. :lol:

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Gibby thinks he can hide ....must be his next round :clap:

Another epic day on the hills 8)
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