So supplies replenished off I set, my sac was at it's heaviest with 4 days food....although it would turn out I wouldn't need it all. I had seen the forecast for the next 3 days, it looked like the weather would stay mainly dry. But with the wind becoming stronger towards the weekend. Something to consider as I planned to camp high on the Friday night.
|A bit of road work ( although nothing compared with what would follow!) and I walked along this track to Ardachy House, very pleasent.
|Perhaps a more official sign is required?
|A last look back at Loch Ness and the Great Glen. real progress Eastwards was being made now.
|The Corrieyairack Pass is not the most interesting track in Scotland, General Wade must have had some Roman genes in him I think!
|I was making excellent time, so stopped at Blackburn bothy for brew. I could see several challengers had passed through in the recent past looking through the bothy book.
|A rather "interesting" cairn marked the summit of the pass. This was another box ticked for me, I've wanted to cross the Corrieyairack either on foot or by bike.
|Down into Coire Yairack the Cairngorms start to appear in the distance.
|Just before you hit the tarmac again Melgarve bothy appears, in very good order considering how easy the access is for the car borne masses.
|Again the bothy book contained evidence of the passage of many Challengers.
I was called into General Wades Office and told "Take that smile off your face!"
I explained I couldn't because I was enjoying the Challenge so much!! :-)
|The Cairngorms National Park
|Near Glen Shero lodge there was a drilling rig operating. They were looking for water!!
It's everywhere hereabouts!!