Trip Reports

Day 2: Alltbeithe Youth Hostel to Loch Affric

TGO Route PLan

  Day 2 : TGO Challenge Route Plan (2010) After breaking camp somewhere between Alltbeithe Youth Hostel and Carnach Mor, I continue along the northern side of River Affric passing Allt Coire Ghaidheil (NH108208) and several ruins on the other side of …

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Day 1: Shiel Bridge to Alltbeithe Youth Hostel

TGO Route PLan

  Introduction As I’ve mentioned before, the TGO Challenge is a 14 day coast-to-cost walk across Scotland running from May 14th – May 29th, 2010. I’ve been accepted into this year’s event from a field of international applicants. I’m in the final …

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Hikers Guide to Gaelic Mapping Words

Off Trail in Scotland

If you want to hike in Scotland, you need to learn some basic Gaelic words so you can read a map. The maps of Scotland published by the UK’s Ordnance Survey are full of Gaelic place names like Lairg Ghru, Beinn Bhreas, …

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TGO Challenge Route Plan: Version 10

Shielin of Mark Bothy, Scotland

Here is a working draft of my 2010 TGO Challenge Route across Scotland. I realize that this probably just looks like a bunch of Gaelic place names right now, but I’ll be expanding the detail considerably over the next few weeks, with …

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Climbing Mt Tom in Winter

Yesterday, naturegirl and I drove up to the Whites to climb Mt Tom (4,051 ft), a four thousand footer, near the entrance to Crawford Notch. We wanted to beat the blizzard that is raging now across southern New England and get a …

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Skookumchuck on Ice

I have two short sections of the Appalachian Trail left in New Hampshire and had hoped to complete one of them this weekend, a 2.7 mile stretch (requiring 14 miles of hiking) from the Skookumchuck Trail at the northern foot of Mt. …

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