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Stac na Cathaig - Another silly route taken

PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 6:59 pm
by AdamMcBean
My sense of direction is actually pretty good and i'm normally great at knowing where I am and where I need to go to without a map. Sometimes things just don't go to plan.

Today I set out for Stac na Cathaig with the pup. The weather seemed ok and I sort of knew where I was going. Checking the maps, I knew it was the opposite side of Loch Ruthven from Strac Gorm.

Arriving at the Nature Reserve car park, I knew there were a few roads nearer Stac na Cathaig. The only problem I found was that there was no defined track or place to park or where to even start out walking this hill. I drove higher and higher and finally found the start of the forrest with the gate.

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I went over the gate and started walking through the Forrest which was pretty snowy.

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As I had forgot to mark on my phone where the Cairn/summit was, I decided to hit them all and make sure I walked up all the higher spots. The only problem I found was there was no entrance to climb the hill so I had to go through the Forrest. After a bit of walking through snowy heather, I got to the top:

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And here is awesome photo of Stac Gorm and the surrounding hills:

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As I was having a quick drink, the weather started changing and it started to snow. I think I just missed the snow storm which was fortunate:

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And to find my way down the hill, my route was blocked by a massive Forrest. So instead of doing the sensible thing like checking my phone for direction and finding the fastest route back to the car, I decided to go around the Forrest and I "thought" there would be an easy route back to the road.

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Here is the route I took. Obviously I didn't see the easy walk through the Forrest :crazy: :clap: :roll:

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Some more photos of my trip. Here is the intimidating Stac Gorm from the side..

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Anyone know what the massive rock like feature is in the back of this photo. Its between Stac na Cathaig and Tom Bailgeann I think.

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Thats 4 Sub 2000'2 done now. Happy Man and the pup is sleeping