The Rowardennan Hotel
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... covered in moss and fog. Small pebbled streams running through the forest. Old rickety bridges. I really can't describe it adequately. We walked through a large conifer plantation for a few miles before reaching a decision point -- whether to take the easier route along a roadside to the loch-side town of Balmaha or whether to take the "strenuous but rewarding" (according to our guidebook) route up Conic Hill. We had to choose the latter, ...
The challenge level begins to rise on the second day of the West Highland Way trek, I'd say from about a 2 on a scale of 1 to 10 on the first day to about a 4. The first day’s trek from Milngavie to Drymen was a relatively level 12 miles. Day two from Drymen to Rowardennan was a notably longer 15 miles that included some significant hills. We’re talking a long walk here but not major mountains or anything.
The morning started out ...
Woke up a bit later than I had planned so grabbed some oatmeal, banana and made a couple of Nutella sandwiches for lunch. Threw on my pack on my back and headed out. It was a beautifully cool morning with just a mist coming down – would not classify it as rain. Headed down the West Highland Way towards the Ptarmigan route, versus the easier standard route which I will take back down. It is a bit steeper ascent, rockier and better views. Plus, I am up ...
... so much to be grateful for. The weather in Scotland, the plumbing and poor accommodation, etc. have shown me that I am fortunate to live where I do. This trip has given me a new and strong appreciation for both California and America (well North America because Canada is included).
Our showers are awesome! We live in luxury. We have bike lanes! We have plenty of places to park! Our stores stay open past 5:00pm. We have an abundance of public bathrooms, even at ...
Unsurprisingly, I was still packing my backpack into the wee hours in the morning - who needs sleep when you've got a 24 hour journey ahead of you eh?! Greg was of course packed, organised and ready hours before (what a good boy scout)!
The decision on what to pack was a tough one. Packing for different climates when you only have the same amount of space as a 10k 'weekend to london' case is no mean ...