it was really no fun getting wet. & it’s like raining all the time.
wife’s adage – just assume it will rain, be properly attired with all the rain gears, and roll on…wife later made good her advise, and bought me proper rain gears..but that was later.
waited in the car for the rain to get lighter, ventured out for a short 50m, and was forced back by the rain.
my rain resistant parka was not much resistant, and my jeans and boots were wet through.
we checked into our uig lodge room. and i used the dryer to dry my jeans & our boots. suitably rested & with dry gears, i was ready for war again, taking advantage of a short spell of dry weather.
so we were back at quiraing carpark. it’s more crowded, and groups of hikers had gone up maybe 1hr earlier & trooping back when we ascended.
this must be the most beautiful ladnscape i have seen, outside of craggy coastlines like cornwall, exmoor & wales.
and the best hike ever!
nikko’s senjogahara marshland hike was beautiful, but not like this!
unlike (say) the recent 7hr hike up mount snowdon i did with my RI bros on 2may2017, which was just a walk & the wondrous view came at the summit.
here we were just walking alongside the mountain & looking over the rolling knolls & plains in all their glories…
there are nice cracks & crevices..
but the greatest beauty is the valleys.
all my friends commented on the whatsapped photos “it’s like lord of the rings, in middle earth!”..
so why did they go new zealand to film?
if not for the threatening rain, i could do this lesisurely for another few hours…
there’s the falls & mountain streams…
& the rock shelves..more middle earth..
the mist adding to the mystery & romance..
we got to the gap, wanting to go over & look over the other side.
but the rain finally came.
i had to hurriedly put on my S$2 daiso raincoat. at least i did not get wet as before.
we turned back & walked hurriedly.
we took 1hr 40mins…
This my best hike..such wonderful scenery hiking in the mountain.
We took 1hr 45mins. more than 1 hr to get to the gap & very quick trekking back forced by the rain….could gave taken 2.5hrs but it started to rain as we descended so had to walk really fast..
this a place i would like to return to trek, hopefully in better weather…my most memorable hike!