|Atmospheric cloud on Carn an Tuirc|
|Best of the blue skies|
|Carn an Tuirc & Cairn of Claise|
|Map & compass out a bit today|
|Silhoulettes a plenty|
|Sun on Loch Calleter|
|Post swim reflections|
|before the rains|
|Watching, waiting for snow|
A weekend away on 'the other side o' the Cairngorms '. The mountains to the South of Braemar offer a multitude of days out 'bagging' Munros. On Saturday we had a romp over the four mountains of Carn an Tuirc, Cairn of Claise, Glas Maol & Creag Leacach. These hills are round and easy angled with nice walking underfoot so not too long a day out. There was no snow on the mountains here. We hardly saw anyone all day. There were more Mountain Hare than humans. Temperatures on the summits were just above freezing and a stiff breeze, not winter like really. The cloud came and went through the day. By afternoon we were in clag and some good navigation from Karen saw us off the hill at mid afternoon with 4 new Munros in the bag for her.
On Sunday the weather forecast wasn't great in the afternoon so we had a wander to Loch Calleter and a dip in the water.