Saturday, April 4, 2009

Glen Affric

This fairly big glen is just 20 miles west of Inverness. It has some nice tracks through it perfect for mountain biking. There are a couple of hostels and holiday cottages a few miles up into the valley to stay in.There was a pretty big snowfall earlier in the week that left some really nice snow on the mountains.Around Loch Affric, are some of the remnants of the ancient Caledonian forest, the Scotts pine is a beautiful tree. The warm weather was causing the snow to melt quickly. This trail was pretty deep in melt water, one spot we had to wade through some fast moving ice water, Brrrrr. The Red Deer is pretty impressive too, almost the size of Elk. They like the taste of young Scotts Pine.

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