Posted: 04/03/2017 at 09:20
scroggin - just PM me nearer the time and let me know. I'm usually only out at weekends as I work full time, but Friday afternoons are suitable especially at that time of year when there's longer days. The hill I was on yesterday is a great little one for photos too, and the one next to it (Beinn an Lochain) is just a great hill - one of my favourites, and handy as it's only just over an hour away for me.
Plenty of damp today Pat - but yesterday it was confined to higher areas where it was snow filled clouds rather than rain. I've done this hill loads of times, but as the forecast is pants for the weekend, I went up to Ben Donich to get a few hours out. It had been a great day, but as I was only setting off at 3pm, it was already getting very chilly again in the strong winds. Not too much snow, but the ascent is on the northern side of the hill, so it was crisp and icy. Good for crossing the normally boggy areas - no dirty trousers
Half way up and the sky was bright over at the Tyndrum hills to the north
but a different story looking slightly further west to Ben Lomond
The multiple lumps, bumps and tops of Donich. Summit is the one furthest to the right
The leaden sky to the south, beyond neighbouring Corbett, The Brack
Too cold and windy to stay long at the summit , but the different skies from it - west over the Cowal peninsula
and east over the Arrochar hills, Ben Lomond, The Brack and some of the Luss/Glen Douglas hills
the sky was getting more leaden over The Arrochar hills and Ben Lomond on the way down. Plenty of snow in those....
but still quite light to the north west - the Cruachan hills were clear
and the time of day meant I could catch the setting sun out to the west
which improved with every step of the descent
Hands were a bit cold by the time I got down, but there was plenty of firewood if I'd wanted some to take home....