Warm & windy

28th December 2019

It was a mild and windy day today, with the cloud base around 900m, so not much of a view on the summits. What I could see though was that there has been significant snow loss in the past 24 hour period. All the superficial cover has thawed and it’s stripped right back to the deeper deposits in the wind sheltered locations such as burn lines, gully tops and corrie rims.

Being the weekend between the two holidays there were people out burning off the Christmas calories – walkers, runners & mountain bikers – all stretching the legs out.

More of the same in the weather forecast for tomorrow – The winds are going to be even slightly stronger…but it looks like its going to start cooling down a little on Monday

Very poor photo opportunities on the hill today, being in the cloud from 850m – so there’s a few shots from lower altitudes.

Burn line at 950m holding some snow. Deeper deposits contained some dry snow. Shallow deposits were all wet grains.

Looking down the Garbh Allt Waterfalls – not running too high at the moment.

Bridge of Dee, water flowing steadily despite the snow melt

Red deer enjoying access to some good grass in the glen.

 

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