Auchineden Hill - 357m
Monday 31st December 2012
Weather/Conditions: Pretty "rubbish" (fun!) conditions - lots of wind and rain - waterlogged hills. The summit of Dumgoyne felt really wild (rather Munro like) with intense high winds.
Distance/Ascent/Time: 7.4km / 570m / 1h + 55m
In reality it was really fun. The weather on Dumgoyne was especially bad with high winds on top. But it was a non-committal kind of morning so bad conditions were to be enjoyed.
As soon as I got off Dumgoyne, I drove straight around to the Queen's View car park and set off. It was funny being on Auchineden Hill - I probably wouldn't have done so if I were ticking the summits. But it was nice. Auchineden's summit was especially boggy, and it's bad at the best of times. But the rain had cleared, giving me a 360 panorama which I think the first since I've been going up this hill.
On Auchineden I'd also reached 132 - and thus I was happy to start the new year back at zero!
(0.00) 10.10am Arnisdale
(0.35) 10.45am Beinn
(1.00) 11.10am Arnisdale
(0.00) 11.30am Arnisdale
(0.25) 11.55am Beinn
(0.55) 12.25pm Arnisdale