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Meall na Leitreach - Dalnaspidal

PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:42 pm
by Gordon Ballantyne
Today was to be another quickie,
I was meeting Mike for M na L. He had dropped his girls off at Aviemore the previous day to do some hiking for their Duke of Edinburgh's award. He nipped over to Macdui for some exercise and got some blisters for his effort.

As I drove into park at the A9 side of the level crossing, I hit this mega-pothole which nearly ripped the car sump off - even though I was only doing 10mph ! A fisherman in a Mercedes did the same about 5min later.
There was no pool of oil so I parked up.

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Mike duly arrived and fed his pooch, who was coming with us.

Mike feeding the wally dug at Dalnaspidal.jpg
Mike feeding his wally dug at Dalnaspidal

Distant Loch Garry from the railway crossing at Dalnaspidal.jpg
Distant Loch Garry from the railway crossing at Dalnaspidal

We crossed the line and headed along the track and over the dam to find a lovely quad track leading us up the hill to the flat top and on to the summit. For a change it was sunny. The grouse were shepherding their young and gave us the broken wing treatment as we passed.

The Sow of Atholl ; A'Mharconnaich & An Torc from Dalnaspidal.jpg
The Drumochter hills The Sow, A'Mharconaich & An Torc from Dalnaspidal

Mike got a call on the top asking him to be back to pick up the girls at 2, so we headed down.

A bit of a stroll in good weather. - Headed back to Pitlochry.