Monthly Archives: October 2013

Autumn Colours

 

Driving back from Perthshire today the Autumn colours on the hills were amazing.  For a couple of years October used to be my pilgrimage up the the Northern Cascades of Washington and the beautiful Methrow valley just in time to see the colours change in the mountains.  October is such a beautiful month to be in the mountains in Scotland, the midgies are gone, its cold and crisp and the colours are all changing.  I have been out and about in the hills and on the rock for the odd day here and there in the last couple of weeks, the best day of which was probably doing on Scotlands best days the Aonach Eagach in Glen Coe.  Hannah and I met up with Jago, Sarah and Marius for a glorious day with cold temperatures and bright sunshine.
blueskydayBlue sky day!  Not a cloud in the sky looking back east along the Aonach Eagach.
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On the pinnacles.  Hannah in pink and Sarah in green – Jago was helpfully all in black and is in there somewhere!

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Looking down into Glen Coe and the Three Sisters.

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Sarah and Hannah looking west to Ardgour from the last summit of the ridge.
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A couple of great photos from Jago – Marius, Sarah, Hannah and I lined up at the start of the harder section.

DSC_0912And lined up again on the descent.blackrock

Hard to beat the drive back today – I stopped a couple of times to get some photos.  Above – Scotlands most photographed cottage?  Black Rock Cottage on the edge of Rannoch moor and the entrance to Glen Coe surrounded by changing colours.Glencoe_1

Autum colours in Glen Coe.

 

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