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ed hyatt
(edhyatt) - MLife

Locale: The North; UK
Scottish backpacking on 01/16/2011 12:38:38 MST Print View

Evening (well it is for me)

Some of you seem interested in trips in Scotland - who can blame you :-)

So, for a great resource take a look at Scottish Hills....


A few of my trip reports here:

http://www.scottishhills.com/html/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=7951

http://www.scottishhills.com/html/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=8090

http://www.scottishhills.com/html/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=8182

.....and very many more on the site...lots of planning potential... :-)

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
"Scottish backpacking" on 01/16/2011 13:09:37 MST Print View

Ed,

Great write ups. Your country is beautiful, the Crianlarich photograph set was particularly enjoyable to view and read, your cleverness with your words is infectious.

Take care of your patellas romping through those hills...ouch!

ed hyatt
(edhyatt) - MLife

Locale: The North; UK
Scottish backpacking on 01/16/2011 13:31:15 MST Print View

Eugene - what kind words :-)

Best be careful though...it is not my country, I am a sassenach and live 30 miles from the border....

....does not stop me raiding though!

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
"Scottish backpacking" on 01/16/2011 14:01:01 MST Print View

I had an inkling of a suspicion that I was going to put my foot in my mouth on that one! To my defense, from your photographs, you appear right at home on the peaks of Scotland.

Commence the raiding!

ed hyatt
(edhyatt) - MLife

Locale: The North; UK
border raids on 01/16/2011 14:07:04 MST Print View

Nice.

I was in New Mexico for the first time over Xmas - some nice country that looks well-worth exploring; when one is taking a break from raiding the clans that is..

Some very interesting weather about a bit further Nth from you over that period.

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
"Scottish backpacking" on 01/16/2011 14:23:57 MST Print View

We have fairly mild weather typically, besides the conditioning required for heat, we are fortunate to bask in clear skies and hot temperatures for a majority of the year. We realistically experience 3-seasons whereas northern New Mexico gets a solid 4 seasons.

I know the inclement weather you speak of, it blew through before the New Year. I posted up a trip report here recently, we were blessed with gusty winds, frigid temps and precipitation... all very uncharacteristic.

John Topping
(JohnT) - MLife

Locale: Peak District
Scotland and GR54 on 01/17/2011 13:39:10 MST Print View

Ed,
Great shots and reports. My favourite; the view over the bottom end of Ericht to Rannoch.

It also appears that I am following in your footsteps with the GR54. Great shots and interesting having the perspective of someone doing the trip in the other direction!

John

Fred eric
(Fre49) - MLife

Locale: France, vallée de la Loire
Scottish lanscapes on 01/17/2011 13:47:33 MST Print View

I miss them, last time was south CWT in 2009, i was too late by one month for this year tgo, so i already programmed an alert for next year :)

ed hyatt
(edhyatt) - MLife

Locale: The North; UK
Scotland.....and the GR54 on 01/18/2011 01:09:51 MST Print View

Cheers - I've got a few muli-day backpacks planned for Scotland this Spring.

The GR54 is great John; if you have any questions or want to borrow any guides or maps let me know.

Tom Clark
(TomClark) - MLife

Locale: East Coast
Re: Scottish backpacking on 01/18/2011 10:58:37 MST Print View

Ed,
Great photos and trip reports. I do enjoy the Scottish TR's and appreciate you sharing. Keep them coming.
Tom