Sunday, 23 April 2017


Loch Mhic Ghillie-Chaoil

Braeriach & Gleann Einich

Karen swimming

Beautiful Gleann Einich


Sunshine in short supply

Going in
There is a light dusting of snow above 1000m on The Cairngorms but there may well be much more later next week. The weather folk have been forecasting snow to lower levels with an Arctic blast. Of course it's not really unusual as it is still only April. Spring in the mountains really only starts in May. Today Karen and I had a bike ride up the beautiful Gleann Eainaich, then a hike up to one of the more secluded and less frequented lochs in the area, Loch Mhic Ghillie-haoil (try Googling that one, you won't find much info). Not as chilly as some of the higher lochs but what would I know, being a land lubber! Lovely views of the surrounding  Munro summits of Braeriach and Sgor Gaoithe in an amphitheatre around us. The only other sign of life was a greylagg goose who was sitting on the wee island in the loch, think we disturbed his/her Sunday afternoon kip. Lets see how much snow falls on the hills in the next 72 hours.

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