After a long lay off I finally got back into the hills yesterday Wednesday 30th of August.
Mount Keen was the target.
The walk into the hill is fairly long and flat following a made path all the way. As you start to climb the path continues making this a very easy Munro to navigate.
[img][img]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4419/36537686800_c0a7fc25f9.jpg[/img]MOUNT KEEN #5 by Graham Strachan, on Flickr[/img]
A lot of work has been done to the upper path making the final ascent to the trig point a pleasant walk.
[img][img]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4435/36537683420_b26c2f50cc.jpg[/img]MOUNT KEEN #3 by Graham Strachan, on Flickr[/img
A pleasant 30 minute dinner break at the top and then the long walk back out to the car. We passed the Queenswell monument on the way there and back. A monument built to commemorate the fact the Queen Victoria stopped there to drink from the spring.
[img][img]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4380/36537680090_1771a82073.jpg[/img]MOUNT KEEN #1 by Graham Strachan, on Flickr[/img]
A nice walk without becoming too challenging and difficult. This would make a great first Munro for anyone looking to give hill walking a try
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