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Hilltop-Harrier
2013-07-11 13:03:02
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Gartan Lake & Staghall
On Tue. 9th July the Hilltop Harrier’s went for a wee trek we headed towards Churchill and as our guide is not with us at the moment we just suss out a hill, park the car and we are off. Tue was a scorcher so we drove down an old hill road past the ruins of the ‘Derryveagh Eviction’ cottage and went for it at 8.30am. We’re not peak ‘baggers’ we’re ramblers and rambling is what we do. Staghall East was our choice. and The important thing I want to say is;we have everything we need with us (except someone who can use the etrex or read a map lol) but on this day the sun was scorching and by 2pm our stock of water was long gone and there was no spring or lake for us to top up. We had flasks for lunch etc. but in order to cool down we had to take refuge under some huge rocks for 10min. They also were very scare, loads of rocks but no big ones. As most of you know it’s extremely out of the ordinary to be looking for water in the mountains but there you are. Anyway I couldn’t believe it I found a discarded antler about 2’+ long so that made it all worthwhile. We left the hill around 4ish, a great day.
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