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on the hunt for a hill
by litljortindan » Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:12 pm
Grahams included on this walk: Hunt Hill
Date walked: 15/10/2018
Time taken: 8.5 hours
Distance: 16 km
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DSC01656c2 by John Little, on Flickr
Looking back down the glen from Dog Hillocks.
DSC01662c by John Little, on Flickr
What horizon view would be complete these days without the windfarm?
DSC01663c by John Little, on Flickr
The sun appears!
DSC01669 by John Little, on Flickr
Sunshine hits the biggest gully on Hunt Hill's southeast facing crags at Earn Craig
DSC01693c by John Little, on Flickr
Mount Keen to the north.
DSC01697c by John Little, on Flickr
Wondering where the descent path might be in the improbable looking gorge ahead.
DSC01702 by John Little, on Flickr
DSC01712c by John Little, on Flickr
Considered not bothering with the summit but it turned out to be worth the small extra effort with good views of Lochnagar and Mount Keen.
DSC01710 by John Little, on Flickr
DSC01725c by John Little, on Flickr
Craig Maskeldie, the heardsman of Glen Esk.
DSC01729c by John Little, on Flickr
DSC01730c by John Little, on Flickr
DSC01731c by John Little, on Flickr
DSC01736c2 by John Little, on Flickr
DSC01736c3 by John Little, on Flickr
DSC01768 by John Little, on Flickr
DSC01797 by John Little, on Flickr
Cloudy sky transitioning to blue skies.
DSC01824 by John Little, on Flickr
DSC01858c by John Little, on Flickr
by rockhopper » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:10 am
by Sack the Juggler » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:44 am
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by litljortindan » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:03 pm
Sack the Juggler wrote:Great pictures, and a good walk, especially after getting up so early.... but did you find it?
Thanks. Yes, I did find a hill and more. I was mildly concerned that my route didn't meet stalking requirements of staying on ridges and main water courses but not far off I think. I was also checking out potential routes up other nearby hills such as Monawee hill (parlty, I admit, so that I can one day write a report entitled 'Monaweehill).
by litljortindan » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:46 pm
rockhopper wrote:Good to make an early start to catch the sunrise - nearly got to this hill a few years ago after nearby Badandun hill but bad weather put paid to that idea - might need to try to get back some time - cheers
You haven't lived unless you have been to Hunt hill.
by weaselmaster » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:25 pm
by litljortindan » Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:39 pm
weaselmaster wrote:It's a nice area, this. Impressive geography - your pictures capture the drama of the landscape well
Cheers. I must have descended that way when I was here in about 1991 or so but I'd completely forgotten the gorge or maybe its just a bit more special with the autumn colours. Fine gullies too along the flank of Hunt Hill.
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