Based in Aviemore, The Cairngorms, Highlands of Scotland.
Gary Hodgson runs Tarmachan Mountaineering, providing instruction and guided walking all year round. This is my regularly updated blog including the latest snow conditions in winter.
Saturday, 13 April 2013
THE LAST DAY OF WINTER?
Walking in the river bed, Braeriach behind
Mountain hare just starting to get into Spring colours
It was another sub zero night and clear. frosty morning in The Cairngorms. A temperature inversion first thing this morning but by mid morning the southerlies were bringing cloud to the higher summits and a freshening/strong wind on the tops. Karen and I were thinking of walking the Lairig Ghru right through to Linn of Dee but that comes with problems-getting back home! No public transport and a high taxi fare back round decided the day! With fantastic snow all the way through the lairig it was just as spectacular to get up to the high point at the Pools of Dee. I think by the end of tomorrow there will be running water where we were walking on today! So maybe the last cold and low snow cover day in The Highlands? With double digit temperatures tomorrow and next few day a lot of snow will be heading into The Dee and Spey!