short but cracking day, lost my phone, help ?

Route: Tom a' Chòinich & Toll Creagach, Glen Affric

Munros: Toll Creagach, Tom a' Chòinich

Date walked: 10/09/2022

Time taken: 4.5 hours

Distance: 16.8km

Ascent: 1095m

Simple report but first thing to say, lost my iPhone 12 max coming off Toll C, no path so no chance I don't think, of finding it. Somewhere on the bottom half of the decent to the landrover track and my line was just to the left (east) of the dam, by about 75m or so. Photos therefore non-existent.
The new car park is excellent and has a path (not marked on OS Maps) up behind the car park that takes you to the marked landrover track, there's a signpost there.
Great track, makes for fast walking and when you reach a dam (assuming you're going clockwise, which would be my super strong advice) the path then becomes a more typical part bog part path trawl in. Reach the well marked (on maps) Allt and there is a wee cairn20m on the other side, maybe even 10m, marking the turn up the hill. The burn is a great place to drink a bottle and refill before heading up, no real alternatives for water once you leave the side of the Allt. About 4.45km to here from the car park.
Great path up, we were cruising (not a surprise as our last outing was Fisherfield with much bigger bags), had dog out with us and he was having a ball. 2hrs 20mins to the top, 7.5km. Weather better than forecast, hardly a cloud in the sky, just stellar.
It's an easy drop off to the bealach and only down to 880m or so so that leaves limited ascent which is nice - easy but long drag up the plateau to Toll C, 11km now covered and 3hrs 15mins, quite tidy. Met a nice chap at the top, he was just heading off and we caught him up as we did a wee jog down the hill, very very pleasant and that kept the midges (there were a good few around at the summit) away. Checked bearings on my phone a couple of times as we wanted to drop down onto the wee dam rather than the bog path, so know I had my phone much of the way down and it must have popped out when I bounced/occasionally slithered in the heather on the last km (or less) to the path. Got to the landrover track, dog went for a swim and I went "oh flunk". Had a chat with my son and agreed almost pointless to try to retrace steps or wait for the chap behind us. Stranger things have happened but decided to let the rope go and head home.
Bit of a shame, those were #278 and 279 for us, we plan to compleat on Beinn na Lap next Saturday, that phone had seen plenty of kms !

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Fisherfield 5 anticlockwise from Shenavall

Attachment(s) Munros: A' Mhaighdean, Beinn Tarsuinn, Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair, Ruadh Stac Mòr, Sgùrr Bàn
Date walked: 01/09/2022
Distance: 35km
Ascent: 2400m
Views: 619

All der six in a day, bike and hike !

Attachment(s) Munros: Aonach Beag (Alder), Beinn Bheoil, Beinn Èibhinn, Ben Alder, Càrn Dearg (Loch Pattack), Geal-chàrn (Alder)
Date walked: 20/06/2022
Distance: 26.5km
Ascent: 2150m
Comments: 4
Views: 1975

Six from Alltbeithe Hostel (not 8 sadly)

Attachment(s) Munros: An Socach (Affric), Beinn Fhionnlaidh (Càrn Eige), Càrn Eige, Màm Sodhail, Mullach na Dheiragain, Sgùrr nan Ceathreamhnan
Date walked: 01/06/2022
Distance: 38km
Ascent: 3250m
Comments: 3
Views: 1429

helluva long trip this one

Attachment(s) Munros: Bidein a' Choire Sheasgaich, Lurg Mhòr
Date walked: 22/04/2022
Distance: 38km
Ascent: 1711m
Views: 773

Bit more distance and ascent than advertised !!

Attachment(s) Munros: Ben Klibreck
Date walked: 13/08/2021
Distance: 16.95km
Ascent: 1149m
Comments: 6
Views: 1758

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Attachment(s) Munros: Ladhar Bheinn, Luinne Bheinn, Meall Buidhe (Knoydart)
Date walked: 14/07/2021
Distance: 30.9km
Ascent: 2583m
Views: 1074

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Munros: Ben More Assynt, Conival
Date walked: 27/10/2020
Distance: 19km
Ascent: 1274m
Views: 1084

Nae Fanniching about, nine in the sun !

Attachment(s) Munros: A' Chailleach (Fannichs), An Coileachan, Beinn Liath Mhòr Fannaich, Meall a' Chrasgaidh, Meall Gorm, Sgùrr Breac, Sgùrr Mòr, Sgùrr nan Clach Geala, Sgùrr nan Each
Date walked: 09/08/2020
Distance: 65km
Ascent: 2900m
Comments: 4
Views: 2062

MCD from Annat, long walk, great track though !

Munros: Maol Chean-dearg
Date walked: 03/08/2020
Distance: 24km
Ascent: 1200m
Views: 990


Location: Edinburgh
Interests: Running, watching sport, wilderness, dogs
Activity: Mountain Walker
Pub: Roseburn Bar/Glenelg Inn
Mountain: The Cuillins/Torridon
Place: Skye/Torridon
Gear: Scott Trail shoes
Member: Mountaineering Scotland
Camera: iPhone
Ideal day out: ridges, good scramble, nae bog/marsh to walk through, nae midges or clegs, they love me; a good long run on a high plateau with great views; snow surrounded by blue skies
Ambition: inversions every day

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