Been a while since me and Big Jasper did these three. Should have made report earlier, it being a significant milestone, reaching the halfway stage, so no doubt have forgotten a few of the days details, but here goes
We arrived at the hotel in semi darkness, but after a stroll round Dalmunzie House, found someone to open the door and paid our couple of pounds. Doesn't seem so steep compared with a fiver at Lawers Hotel Anyway, we headed off clockwise, up Glen Lochsie burn. Big Jaf, chose to cross the burn as described, whereas I was looking to ascend onto the line of the old railway. Alas, I couldn't find the right spot, so had to trudge up the east bank, while Charles made easy progress on the other side. Lesson learned. Had the river been in spate, things may have been different, however he made the crossing without much bother.
From the ruin of Dalmunzie Lodge, it is a fairly straightforward yomp up the track, to the summit of Glas Tulaichean, as the visibility was good. I remember it was a bit breezy and bitterly cold, so we didn't linger long, before continuing north around the edge of the corries, though I think we cut off NW, to join the stalker's path, a bit earlier than shown on WH's.
We left our rucksacks at the 771m spot and made the fairly easy ascent to the summit of Carn an Righ without any bother. Hurrah! Munro No.141 for me Still chilly and Beinn Lutharn Mhor was still awaiting, so didn't hang about, before getting our gear and traversing our way on a track, NE'ly arc, to the bealach between Man nan Carn and BLM and then north to the summit. Guess what. We didn't stay there long either
Heading back for Mam nan Carn, there is a track which heads off to the east and saves going to the summit, arriving at the 848m spot, above Loch nan Eun. From here, it was a fairly steep, but simple enough drop down to the loch, round to the south side onto the track down Gleann Taitneach.
I think by here my legs were beginning to tire, though it was much warmer and more pleasant in the glen. As said, it is quite a long, but pleasant trudge out and be aware the bridge isnae there (the noo)!! Fortunately for us, it was no trouble to ford the river, aside from Bi Jasper's Bambi act and soon we were back at the car, after a precarious by-pass of some heilan' coo's, well pleased with our 6 and a half hour day, though the views might have been a bit clearer.
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