Mark McDougall- Day 2
Date: 12th April 2016
Hello from Tyndrum!
Reached here 8hrs 40min after leaving Rowardennan, after a slog of a day.
Twas a comfy (bunk) bed in the hostel last night, but it seemed like the room door was being opened every 5min so sleep was patchy.
Skies were a bit greyer by time I was leaving and the wind had moved from southerly to northerly – not good as that was the way I was heading!
The stretch up to Inverarnan is tough to say the least. Tree roots and rocks abound, and progress is slow and slippery – my poles prevented me from sore falls several times.
After the relative shelter of the loch-side the stretch up to Crianlarich is a bit more exposed, and although the wind had picked up and was blowing in my face it did at least keep me cool!
The last 6 miles or so into Tyndrum offered great vistas of snow-topped Munro’s, and consisted of hilly forest trail and then fairly flat, easy (thankfully!), walking.
Tomorrow is a slightly longer day (official mileage 28), but should be better underfoot through the stunning scenery – looking forward to it!