When I was planning this project for the year I had some preconceptions about how the walk might develop as the year went on. In January and February, I had pretty much expected to get beaten back by the weather (and I was - by snow in January and by wind in February).
March came as a bit of a surprise. I hadn't expected to get to the top of the Lairig Ghru quite so early in the year - but I got sunshine and still air, and good snow to walk on near the top of the pass. There was more about this walk in last months LG post.
Having used up my weather luck in March I booked my April visit to the Cairngorms fully expecting to get seriously rubbish weather, and probably pretty difficult conditions underfoot. That isn't quite how it panned out.
|Loch an Eilein - beautiful at any time of year|
Down around Loch an Eilein at the start of the walk not too much had changed in four weeks - the green on the trees is a little more intense and there was a lot more bird song in the air.
|Blue skies in April|
|Climbing up above Sinclair Memorial|
|Didn't see this last time!|
|Pools of Dee still surrounded by snow|
These pictures are also available on Flickr.