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Tuesday, 6 April 2010

A sheltered spot




The winds closed the ski area today but fortunately it was dry overhead - underfoot was a different matter!
With high gusting southerly winds and a thaw being forecast we headed for a sunny sheltered spot.
Plenty of opportunity to look at navigation timing through thigh deep snow drifts and submerged tracks - 50 minutes a kilometre!
Lunch near the site of the old 'Stables shelter ' then a look at emergency ropework and security on steep ground on a steep slope of old hard snow.
On our slosh back the tracks and streams were flooded in many places and I was thankful of my over gaiters.
The low level snow has melted back from the forest trails but there's snow a plenty on the hills above 600 metres.
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