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Who let the cows out- Sgurr a'Mhaoraich

Who let the cows out- Sgurr a'Mhaoraich


Postby Mountainlove » Fri Oct 02, 2015 3:43 pm

Route description: Sgurr a' Mhaoraich, Loch Quoich

Munros included on this walk: Sgurr a'Mhaoraich

Date walked: 05/09/2015

Time taken: 4 hours

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The area around Loch Quoich is one of my favorites and one thing which keeps me smiling are the highland cows, which seems to roam the foot of the hills and roads each time I drive down the glen.
There was no difference on the Saturday when I drove up to climb Sgurr a'Mhaoraich. The cows were out and I had to wait patiently until they shifted their bums off the road.
Parking my car at one of the tiny lay-bys the path starts straight away and climbs up a grassy slope. Oh how nice was it to walk on a bog free path

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On the way up

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It is a straightforward climb

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Towards the back of the South Glen Shiel ridge

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The ridge ahead

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looking back towards Loch Quoich

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Gairich across the water

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Myself on the way up

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The old stone wall

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View from the summit

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More summit views

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View down the ridge I came up

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The valley far below

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On the way back down

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Lovely Loch Quoich

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One of the wee islands zoomed in

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Towards my tent (red dot) and home for the upcoming night

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Gairlich with a highland cow

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Highland Cow above Loch Quoich- loved that shot

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The cow must have enjoyed the photo shoot as well

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One of the places were you can see more cows than cars on the road

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Was rather curious to find out what they were doing at my car! (When I got to the car, I realized they have been licking my windows laugh)

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Night time
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Re: Who let the cows out- Sgurr a'Mhaoraich

Postby Chris Mac » Fri Oct 02, 2015 4:36 pm

Hahaha windae lickers!! :lol: :lol:

Superb photo's of the cow, what a poser and nice hills too. Love the zoom shots, cheers!! :clap: :D
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Re: Who let the cows out- Sgurr a'Mhaoraich

Postby Borderhugh » Sat Oct 03, 2015 10:18 am

Highland car wash!
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