Thursday, 19 May 2016

Some fresh lakeland ground ! Blengdale too Yewbarrow

   Lee had stayed over in Wasdale so we left his car at the bottom of  Yewbarrow and drove mine across to Gosforth

 I,ve looked out across the barren moorland/woodlands  that heads to the coast from Caw a few times and wandered about sometime visiting this area,today was the day

A play with social hiking map showed an array of remote Birketts so i plotted a route between them all,bringing us up onto Caw for a camp 

 I,d recently caught a comment about a Tramplite shelter,maybe being for sale (sadly wont work for me and Oscar) so i mentioned it to Lee..its a stunning shelter

 The day was a great wander,with lots of pathless ground and great views all around,the wind had a sharp bite when it blew in,but camp saw the temp raise up to 16c in the sun,with a grass frost over night

Tea was another from James at Basecamp foods and it was fantastic,was great tasting,rehyrated brilliantly and good fill too,prob my favorite of the Bla Band range.Meals were all paid,after Ste had give me one to try a few months ago,from his friend the mad Kate !

 All Cuben Goodness for Mr Taylor

 The morning started early with dawn coming on before 5 ! but it was a bobby belter..a nice distant inversion all around us ...

We were away early and followed onto Haycock and Red pike,then straight up the front of Yewbarrow and then the horrid descent back down to the car...a great trip and for a change,got to cover some new ground..

                                                     Heres a link to the Social hiking map

Heres my Gopro vid of the trip,thanks for viewing and safe travels Peter and Oscar the mountain dog

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Two Nites above Langdale,with Matt and Lee

 So met up with Matt holland friday afternoon and we had a good natter as we walked up out of the valley to camp just below Great knott,above Red tarn

So matt had brought his Solomid and was good to see the difference between it and the Duomid 

 It was a lovely evening but a biting wind,Lee was walking in from Three Shire later so i wandered over the various peaks of Cold pike and looked if i could see him

Tea was another Bla Bland and it was another belter,i bought a job lot of these from Bascamp foods,who ive used for last few years,happy to report this one tasted excellent .....seems i have another favorite flavour 

                                              Matts Solomid

Oscar enjoyed doing the dishes

Lee turned up around 8-30 and we had tea and a chat for a while

Had a play with the Gopro but the super bright moon kept washing things out 

Saturday was a great start to the day,feet were soon pushed into trail shoes and brews were on

I was lucky to catch the first of the suns warmth !

 So after a walk back over Cold pike and the Crinkles Matt left us to return home,after another dinner stop me and Lee decided to have a short day and return over the Crinkles to camp on Little Stand,a spot we both have wanted to camp on for a while now

We found a good spot just below the summit Cairn.The biting wind had us brewing through the afternoon.Sadly sunset was another no show 

 So the morning wasnt much,with snow flurries followed us back down to Lees car and then a breakfast at Brambles....Thanks for looking

                                     Heres a video of the trip

                                Heres a link to my Social hiking map