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on the hunt for a hill

on the hunt for a hill


Postby 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

Ascent: 450m

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Pre-sunrise.

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Looking back down the glen from Dog Hillocks.

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What horizon view would be complete these days without the windfarm?

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The sun appears!

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Sunshine hits the biggest gully on Hunt Hill's southeast facing crags at Earn Craig

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Mount Keen to the north.

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Wondering where the descent path might be in the improbable looking gorge ahead.

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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.

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Craig Maskeldie, the heardsman of Glen Esk.

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Cloudy sky transitioning to blue skies.

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Last edited by litljortindan on Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:25 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: on the hunt for a hill

Postby rockhopper » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:10 am

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 :)
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Re: on the hunt for a hill

Postby Sack the Juggler » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:44 am

Great pictures, and a good walk, especially after getting up so early.... but did you find it? :D
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Re: on the hunt for a hill

Postby 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? :D


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).
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Re: on the hunt for a hill

Postby 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.
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Re: on the hunt for a hill

Postby weaselmaster » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:25 pm

It's a nice area, this. Impressive geography - your pictures capture the drama of the landscape well
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Re: on the hunt for a hill

Postby 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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