|Looking west to Braeriach from Creag an Leth-choin, Lurcher's Crag|
|The Lairig Ghru from the summit|
|V formation of Greylagg geese|
|Sgor Gaoithe & Sgoran Dubh-Mor|
|Coire an Lochain|
|The locals sunbathing this afternoon|
|Creag an Leth-choin & Strathspey|
|Time for a change|
Another day of quite, calm, settled conditions, despite a weather forecasts looking a bit wet and miserable in the Cairngorms. There was hardly a breeze on the summits and the tops of around 1000m being clear of cloud and well above freezing today.
Creag an Leth-choin or Lurcher's Crag, as it is commonly spelt, is a nice quiet summit for a busy weekend and a great view point down the Lairig Ghru and west to Braeriach. It can sometimes be clear of cloud when the higher Cairngorm summits are shrouded in mist, as it was today. Not that long ago it reigned supreme as a Munro summit, but the powers that be demoted it. Bit bizarre considering the nearest Munro to it is Cairn Gorm which is about a 2 hour walk away with a few ups and downs in between. Such is the strange phenomenon of the 'guardians' of the Munro tables and their ability to change them at a whim. We hardly saw a soul today, apart form the local wildlife. Despite it being relatively mild, we did get the odd snow shower down to 850m. Still huge amounts of snow on the plateau and in the corries. If we get a few clear nights then it will freeze well. Spring is just round the corner, I guess.