Friday, 13 November 2015

WINTER HAS ARRIVED IN THE CAIRNGORMS

Cairn Gorm & Northern Corries
Cairn Gorm & Loch Morlich
Definitely winter on the summit
No wind lower down,beautiful snowy trees
Cairngorm and Northern Corries, some sun
Mine the only bike on the Glen More track today
The Glenmore squirrel feeding up for winter
Ankle depth snow
Northern Corries
Glemore ducks enjoying the snow
A colder airflow brought overnight snow down to Aviemore level. The  remanent of Hurricane Abigail didn't really make an impact over Strathspey area. This morning it was lovely and still lower down. I had a great blast on the bike up Glenmore then a quick dart up onto Meall a' Bhuachaille. It was dry and even some sun on the lower slopes but this didn't last long. Within 15 minutes I was in cloud and a big snow shower all the way to the summit. The wind, as always, picked up strength on the final slopes to the summit where it was blowing to around 40mph. I was almost reaching for the goggles on the way down. The first full winter day from bottom to top today. A great ride home through a snowy Glenmore cycle path and not a soul seen all day. Welcome to winter, it's arrived!

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