There and back - and failed

Date walked: 28/06/2021

Distance: 25km

Ascent: 970m

Looking at the Explorer 394 map one day I was looking for somewhere where I thought I could get fantastic, to me anyway, photos of the Gaick Forest area. I decided that the best place would be Sron Bhuirich (848m) at grid NN 764824 where I would be able to look directly North up Loch an t-Seilich, have Loch Bhrodain on my West side and the Allt Gharbh Ghaig area to the East. I ended up 2 km short of my goal at NN 751805 at 853m 😢😢 with my legs, or was it my brain 🤔telling me I couldn’t go any further. So was it a wasted 25 km? No, what it did tell me is I’m still not as fit, or as young, as I was before we had our outdoor activities curtailed. No day in the outdoors is ever wasted and I will return to this mission at a future date.

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Dam at NN 749741

Another one of the dam

Remains of building at NN742755

Looking back to start from zigzags

Creag an Loch on left my objective on the right

Northern end of Creag an Loch with Meall Chuaich in the far distance

Northern end of Creag an Loch (A’ Chaoirnich / Lub Bhan)

Looking over Creag an Dubh-Chada left and Bogha-cloiche right to Meall Chuaich

Calf and Hind

Calf and Hind 2

Remains of one of many shielings

New bridge just above dam

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Location: Perth
Occupation: Retired
Interests: Going back to the gym when they eventually reopen, learning very slowly to play the piano, meeting up with old workmates. Avid reader of travel literature. literature.
Activity: Mountain Walker
Pub: Teetotal (Almost)
Mountain: Quinag
Place: Perth
Gear: Smocks
Member: Perth Hill Walking Club
Camera: Canon SX720 HS
Ideal day out: Early start ( I'm not the fastest ) not raining, don't mind if it starts raining once I've started. Don't mind scrambles like Curved Ridge etc. but just like to get out into the hills and get safely back. Struggling a bit with my breathing now.

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