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Geal Charn

Geal Charn

Postby Coop » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:33 pm

Route description: Geal Chàrn, Monadhliath

Munros included on this walk: Geal Chàrn (Monadhliath)

Date walked: 24/10/2017

Time taken: 4.5 hours

Distance: 12.5 km

Ascent: 625m

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Long drive today but Geal Charn was calling.
There's a couple of bridges over the Spey where the construction works start.
Take the 1st bridge and round the river over another bridge and finally round to park up at Garva bridge.
Wildlife had been good so far. 3 large stags and a buzzardy type with a rodent in its mouth which flew off the fence as I approached.
Waterproofs were on at the start and they stayed on all day.
Boggy path up to the stream crossing ( I crossed about 100 yards upstream) and an even boggier "path" most of the way up to the summit.
Windy on top and the mist was down so not a lot to hang around for. Nice large cairn.
Back the way I came but crossed the stream further up - made it across in one jump rather than the boulder hopping earlier.

The view looking up from garva bridge would be great - if there wasn't a pylon stuck in the middle of it!!! Cheers go to the guy who sited that.!!!

5 yellow sheep, massive with huge horns, were passed on the way back along the riverside. Must be show sheep. Quite impressive- as sheep Go!

Boggy wet hill!!

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