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Tag: outdoor adventures

  • Hiking in Scotland: Ben Vane

    Hiking in Scotland: Ben Vane

    As has been my ritual this past year, I just got out on my monthly hike. This round I tackled Ben Vane, the shortest Munro in Scotland but not the easiest climb. It’s surprisingly rugged and relentlessly steep all the way to the top. In other words, a perfect challenge for a sneaky midweek hike!

  • Hiking in Scotland: Ben Ledi

    Hiking in Scotland: Ben Ledi

    I got out for a solo hike yesterday to a new spot, doing a loop over Ben Ledi (a corbett, not a munro) in the Trossachs and part of Queen Elizabeth Forest Park. It was a gorgeous sunny day on the hills and, even though I was just putting one foot in front of the […]

  • Hiking to Bob’s Pool in the Campsie Fells above Kilsyth

    Hiking to Bob’s Pool in the Campsie Fells above Kilsyth

    This month’s hike didn’t go as planned. I never made it to my intended starting point. I wandered around somewhat randomly once I finally did set out. And I never reached “the top” of anything. Despite all that I still had sun and snow and, for the first time, my trusty canine companion Rubee tagging […]

  • Hiking Dumgoyne (but not quite because COVID)

    Hiking Dumgoyne (but not quite because COVID)

    Got my monthly hike in to start 2022! Dumgoyne is a prominent little hill in the Campsie’s and something I’ve had on my list to get after on one of my hiking days. It isn’t really very high (427M/1400 ft), but it looks pretty cool on a clear day and is also just really accessible […]

  • Hiking Meikle Bin (finally!)

    Hiking Meikle Bin (finally!)

    It finally happened!!! I got up the little mountain that has been beckoning me since moving to Glasgow. The one that I attempted and failed to get up previously when meeting the impenetrable forest wall. Meikle Bin, the popular and easily accessible mountain that has been hiked by nearly everyone in our village except me, […]

  • Hiking to Meikle Bin and meeting the impenetrable forest wall

    Hiking to Meikle Bin and meeting the impenetrable forest wall

    Last Saturday was my “November hike day” and despite the late post here, I did make it out for the fourth consecutive month. The monthly streak of semi-serious hiking is still unbroken!!

  • Hiking Cort-ma Law and Lecket Hill

    Hiking Cort-ma Law and Lecket Hill

    The streak is unbroken. Another walk in the Scotland hills without any sight of blue sky and for most of it, not much of a view beyond a couple hundred meters. Every trig point I’ve been to this year has been socked in the clouds. No matter though, getting out is always better than not […]

  • Hiking up Ben Lomond from Ptarmigan Ridge

    Hiking up Ben Lomond from Ptarmigan Ridge

    My latest hiking adventure was particularly cool for two reasons, the first being that I finally got up Ben Lomond, and the second being that I met up with a local hiking group for the first time in the hopes of making some new connections.