Long drive up here not much daylight and a long drive back. Saying all that, with hindsight I should have parked further down from the ski centre and started with An Socath and then done the other 3. Didn't realise how quickly these 3 could be done. Hindsight eh!
Car parked at the ski centre then up to Carn Aoada, down and round the lochan and up and over the plateau to the shelter and cairn at carn a'gheoidh then back along and down a wee bit then up to the ridge , picked up the track again leading up to the summit of the cairnwell. Huts and masts and a cairn built round and on top of a Hut!
Well what an I say to brighten these 3 up.
I suppose as you're heading past the 1st lochan en route to Carn a'gheoidh you do get a wilderness feel about the place- away from the ski lifts and fences. I was glad of the shelter as I sat in it out of the wind and cold to have a roll and some coffee.
Mountain hares everywhere with their winter coat on. Ptarmigan aplenty. Grouse aplenty- a few actually stood and posed for a photo.
Cap doffed to The cairnwell trio.
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