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Boggy walk on Mount Eagle
by kraze » Fri Apr 03, 2015 5:09 pm
Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Mount Eagle
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After basking in the glory of our achievement (possibly a recent article we'd read on K2 had gone to our heads) we headed back to the main track and continued on, glad that the end was in sight (literally - we could see the huge transmission tower). We nearly turned down the first path on the left by mistake, but 'luckily' we realised our error this time and continued on to the point where the map showed the path we were following almost west forking to go south west and north west. Unfortunately what seemed to be the south west path just stopped after a few metres, and a bit of wandering on either side revealed nothing else resembling a path either. So did we head back to the path we'd almost gone down by mistake? Or carry on to another path heading south west a bit further along the north west fork? Oh no, we decided that we could see the transmission tower was 'just there' so if we headed straight towards it through the heather, what could go wrong? The plan went fairly well for a while, until the answer to that question came in the form of both my feet disappearing into water that was deep enough to fill my boots. Luckily the day was the warmest for a while, but the sloshing wasn't very pleasant. We stubbornly refused to turn around and continued on down the non-existent path with a bog factor of 100% bog, until at last we reached the end of one of the supports of the tower and were able to follow it to the tower and the road. With another walk to add to our collection of 'not ideal at the time but will make a good memory', we stopped at the Avoch Chippy for some warming chips and tried once again to drill into our heads - "the long way on the path will be easier than a short cut".
by Sgurr » Fri Apr 03, 2015 6:44 pm
So worse things can happen there.
by dogplodder » Sat Apr 04, 2015 3:11 pm
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