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Snow and Sun on Beinn Chaorach

Snow and Sun on Beinn Chaorach


Postby katyhills » Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:25 pm

Grahams included on this walk: Beinn Chaorach

Date walked: 14/02/2016

Time taken: 3 hours

Ascent: 713m

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A gorgeous sunny day at last and a chance to get out on a hill for the first time in several weeks. Leaving bigger hills for later in the year, but also looking for a new area to walk, I set off to Glen Fruin at Garelochhead.
Parked up at the reservoir entrance (not brilliantly signed) and set off up the road to the reservoir. Lovely and peaceful and looked like I was getting the hill to myself.
Quickly arrived at the reservoir and headed north east up towards the ridge.
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The little layer of snow made the tussocky rough grass easier to negotiate, and it was quite pleasant going despite the steepness. Turning round to get the views is always worthwhile though
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Kept the ridge in sight

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and before too long I reached the handy - and very new - fence on the top, which leads to the summit. Nice views looking south over Beinn Tharsuin

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Wind was getting up a bit but the overhead sun and clear skies made up for it. Easy walking up to the cairn, with lots of arty snow and ice patterns
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Carried on past the trig (safely ensconced on the other side of the fence!) and got a nice view across to the Arrochar hills
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and looking east to Ben LomondImage

and a better view of Loch Lomond
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Too chilly to hang around so I set off back to the bealach
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but not before I got a nice pic of Beinn Bheula
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and a final view south
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Didn't take long to get back down to the reservoir and head back along the road, with the cows gathered together near their feeding spot

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Couldn't finish without getting a few shots of the moon - suspended in that clear sky above the bealach


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Back to the car three hours after setting out. A lovely little short day and great to have those February cobwebs blown away.
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Re: Snow and Sun on Beinn Chaorach

Postby Jeremiah Johnson » Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:48 pm

Great day for a walk Katy by the look of the photos. Love the winter crescent moon :clap: :clap:
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Re: Snow and Sun on Beinn Chaorach

Postby katyhills » Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:50 pm

Thanks JJ - my first walk report - I keep putting off doing them :oops:

I enjoyed my day as much as some of the longer, more 'epic' ones on bigger hills. The clear sky and 360 degree views were just what was needed after the poor weather recently :)
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Re: Snow and Sun on Beinn Chaorach

Postby The Rodmiester » Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:14 pm

That looks like a fine battery charger of a day with near perfect winter walking conditions underfoot. Now that you have submitted your first report, great photos by the way of the snow art, there will be no stopping you, lol I await your next report.
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Re: Snow and Sun on Beinn Chaorach

Postby katyhills » Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:18 pm

You might have to wait a while Rodmiester :wink:

It was Valentine's Day - but that few hours on the hill was better than any box of chocolates or bouquet of flowers!

Can't beat it really when the weather's like that :D
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Re: Snow and Sun on Beinn Chaorach

Postby The Rodmiester » Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:52 pm

katyhills wrote:You might have to wait a while Rodmiester :wink:

It was Valentine's Day - but that few hours on the hill was better than any box of chocolates or bouquet of flowers!

Can't beat it really when the weather's like that :D


Cannot agree more with your observations, absolutely wonderful, more of the same please :D :wink:
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Re: Snow and Sun on Beinn Chaorach

Postby Jeremiah Johnson » Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:42 pm

katyhills wrote:Thanks JJ - my first walk report - I keep putting off doing them :oops:

I enjoyed my day as much as some of the longer, more 'epic' ones on bigger hills. The clear sky and 360 degree views were just what was needed after the poor weather recently :)


Nice to share your day Katy :) A day like that certainly helps banish the many grey days from memory!!
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Re: Snow and Sun on Beinn Chaorach

Postby Graeme D » Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:53 pm

Wow! That was nice! :clap: Really like the pictures of the rimed up fences. :D
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Re: Snow and Sun on Beinn Chaorach

Postby Petr Dakota » Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:08 pm

Nothing can beat a walk in clear day in crispy snowy conditions and views around... :D Glad you had the day ! 8)
Some great photos...the moon looks fantastic :clap: 8) :clap:
Congratulations to your first report :clap: ...hope you will continue with them :thumbup:
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Re: Snow and Sun on Beinn Chaorach

Postby katyhills » Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:12 pm

Thanks for all the kind comments folks - it's greatly appreciated :D


I'll try and do another report before the end of the year :wink:
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