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A couple of days away. 4696

Wielder of the Bow of Banishment. Admin Team Point Of No Return Posts: 30,885 El Presidente del Fan Club Micky D
A couple of days away.
« on: October 29, 2011, 03:13:24 PM »
Just thought I'd stick up a few shots from my last little trip away, into the Cairngorm hills this time.

Day one started of a little misty.



After a bit of a hike I was very glad to find this nice stone shelter at the top of the hill, especially as the wind was up a bit by this point.  settled down to make myself a cup of coffee. :)

Better weather on the way though.


Lunch was inspired by Mike's eating habits. :D


Day two was an altogether brighter day.

A wonderfully green loch.



Just to prove I was there. ;)

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Re: A couple of days away.
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2011, 04:08:02 PM »
How very lovely :)

That mist looks like smoke!

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Re: A couple of days away.
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2011, 04:47:15 PM »
Yay, good to see you eating the food of champion mate :D

Stunning senery mate, must of been a good recharge for the soul :)

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Re: A couple of days away.
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2011, 05:01:58 PM »
Nice shots!  I love the woods and spend a fair bit of time out gathering sticks and hiking around.
It's quite amazing how similar the area you took pictures of match the area around me here in
the Cascade mountain range of British Columbia. :tu:
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Re: A couple of days away.
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2011, 05:25:20 PM »
Gareth beautiful scenery mate  8).
Did it get very cold at night  :think: :think:


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Wielder of the Bow of Banishment. Admin Team Point Of No Return Posts: 30,885 El Presidente del Fan Club Micky D
Re: A couple of days away.
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2011, 06:15:07 PM »
Gareth beautiful scenery mate  8).
Did it get very cold at night  :think: :think:
not as cold as it's going to get, but yeah, pretty nippy.
Nice shots!  I love the woods and spend a fair bit of time out gathering sticks and hiking around.
It's quite amazing how similar the area you took pictures of match the area around me here in
the Cascade mountain range of British Columbia. :tu:
Well, in theory we're both in the Boreal Forest so I guess it's not a total surprise.  Sadly though there really isn't much natural woodland left in Scotland and most of the 'forests' would better be described as 'tree fields'.

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Re: A couple of days away.
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2011, 07:12:14 PM »
Lovely pics, looks like you had a great time :tu: and a good old pot noodle, home from home then ;)

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Re: A couple of days away.
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2011, 10:46:31 PM »
Looks like you had a good time Gareth! :cheers: Did you meet many other hikers along the trail? (in my area, the trails are teeming with people June through August, but come September and October I pretty much have the backwoods to myself) :)

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Re: A couple of days away.
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2011, 12:28:56 AM »
Looks like you had a good time Gareth! :cheers: Did you meet many other hikers along the trail? (in my area, the trails are teeming with people June through August, but come September and October I pretty much have the backwoods to myself) :)

I think the good weather must have encouraged folks out as there were lots of others out and about.  Nice to see people of all ages as well, from young kids with their parents to old couples. :)

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Re: A couple of days away.
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2011, 07:50:35 AM »
Pot Noodle.. :ahhh

Very nice Gareth :tu:
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Re: A couple of days away.
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2011, 08:17:30 AM »
Looks like a great trip and judging by your smile you had a good time  :tu:

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Re: A couple of days away.
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2011, 06:31:20 AM »
What stove are you using Gareth? It looks like a Monatauk Squall to me.
Wielder of the Bow of Banishment. Admin Team Point Of No Return Posts: 30,885 El Presidente del Fan Club Micky D
Re: A couple of days away.
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2011, 08:18:53 AM »
What stove are you using Gareth? It looks like a Monatauk Squall to me.
Not quite, though it does look near identical to that, the cut outs on the pot support arms are different.  Mine is a Vango Compact: http://www.vango.co.uk/accessories/compact-gas-stove.html

I'm guessing that it's a re-branded generic product though, rather than something Vango have produced themselves.  Whatever, it's cheap, light and works well. :tu:

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Re: A couple of days away.
« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2011, 12:30:49 PM »
What stove are you using Gareth? It looks like a Monatauk Squall to me.
Not quite, though it does look near identical to that, the cut outs on the pot support arms are different.  Mine is a Vango Compact: http://www.vango.co.uk/accessories/compact-gas-stove.html

I'm guessing that it's a re-branded generic product though, rather than something Vango have produced themselves.  Whatever, it's cheap, light and works well. :tu:

I think you're correct because I have that exact model, and it doesn't have "Vango" printed on it anywhere.
They do work well though :tu:

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Re: A couple of days away.
« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2011, 02:02:39 PM »
I've had my eye on one. I was wondering if the baffles make it more wind resistant as claimed.
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Re: A couple of days away.
« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2011, 07:33:18 PM »
I've had my eye on one. I was wondering if the baffles make it more wind resistant as claimed.

well I've never used it in a hurricane, but it does stand up to a good bit of a breeze without going out. :)

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Re: A couple of days away.
« Reply #16 on: October 31, 2011, 11:20:08 PM »
Nice pics. Can't believe you'd eat a pot noodle.

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Wielder of the Bow of Banishment. Admin Team Point Of No Return Posts: 30,885 El Presidente del Fan Club Micky D
Re: A couple of days away.
« Reply #17 on: October 31, 2011, 11:28:22 PM »
Nice pics. Can't believe you'd eat a pot noodle.
my only defence is that I had a bit of a cold and might not have been in my right mind. :-[

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Re: A couple of days away.
« Reply #18 on: November 03, 2011, 02:26:00 AM »
Oooh, I forgot to ask about water. Did you use tablets Gareth, or a purifier? (and if so, which model?)

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Re: A couple of days away.
« Reply #19 on: November 03, 2011, 03:43:50 AM »
Nice pics :tu:

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Wielder of the Bow of Banishment. Admin Team Point Of No Return Posts: 30,885 El Presidente del Fan Club Micky D
Re: A couple of days away.
« Reply #20 on: November 03, 2011, 05:56:17 AM »
Oooh, I forgot to ask about water. Did you use tablets Gareth, or a purifier? (and if so, which model?)
I use chlorine based tablets. :)

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Re: A couple of days away.
« Reply #21 on: November 04, 2011, 03:23:22 AM »
Oooh, I forgot to ask about water. Did you use tablets Gareth, or a purifier? (and if so, which model?)
I use chlorine based tablets. :)

Ahhh, okay. I tried them once on a 5-day camping trip. They made the water taste kinda icky. :P It was okay for rehydrating meals or in hot chocolate, but the just plain water wasn't very pleasant to drink. :-\ 

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Re: A couple of days away.
« Reply #22 on: November 04, 2011, 04:17:11 AM »
Are you going on said 5 day trip this year? Its getting to be about that time...

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Re: A couple of days away.
« Reply #23 on: November 04, 2011, 04:59:21 AM »
Are you going on said 5 day trip this year? Its getting to be about that time...

Def

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They left for the island last Sunday, and they are due to come back on Saturday. Maybe I'll make it next year. :-\

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Wielder of the Bow of Banishment. Admin Team Point Of No Return Posts: 30,885 El Presidente del Fan Club Micky D
Re: A couple of days away.
« Reply #24 on: November 04, 2011, 08:16:36 AM »
Oooh, I forgot to ask about water. Did you use tablets Gareth, or a purifier? (and if so, which model?)
I use chlorine based tablets. :)

Ahhh, okay. I tried them once on a 5-day camping trip. They made the water taste kinda icky. :P It was okay for rehydrating meals or in hot chocolate, but the just plain water wasn't very pleasant to drink. :-\
It's true. :-\  I gotta say though I don't mind the taste so much, but if you really can't stand it you can get a 'neutraliser' tablet as well.  Just let the chlorine tablet work for ten minutes and then add a neutraliser to take away the taste. :)


 

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