Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Sunday 9 April 2017 - An Dun and Maol Creag an Loch

A favourable weather forecast encouraged me to take advantage of having brought a bike on this trip. Cycling north for 9 km, from Dalnacardoch Lodge to the ruins of Sronphadruig Lodge near the Gaick Pass, saved lots of time and effort. I'd been this way before with Sue, on the TGO Challenge on a day from Dalwhinnie. 

The weather was dull but fine, as you may gather from the photos:

Top - approaching the end of the track, with An Dun ahead.
Middle - a view from An Dun
Bottom - a view from Maol Creag an Loch 

Sunshine came and went, with the Dalwhinnie Munros all visible in the middle distance.

I saw nobody all day - just a sealed tent in the valley.

Small birds of prey refused to come close enough to be identified. Red deer were in the woods near the A9. 

A grey but fine day - not a lot to add to this brief note. 18 km on the bike plus 12 km walking, with 1000 metres ascent, in about 5.5 hours.

Heather and her entourage enjoyed various walks and a funicular in the Aviemore area.
Meall a Buachaille may even have been conquered! 

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