A mid-summer slide
The previous night I’d celebrated dad’s birthday with the family, our first without him. This meant I was a bit slow getting out of the door the following morning.
I arrived at Glencoe late just as the clouds cleared from the Main Basin.
After a chairlift ride and a 40 minute hike, I was at the top and met Andy and a bunch of skiers for the mid-summer slide.
There were 2 decent sized snow patches in Main Basin so after a few photos, we traversed the scree covered mountain towards Spring Run. This provided some steep turns towards the bottom.
It was a day to catch-up with those who had missed out on the lost season due to the lockdowns. A time to reminisce and a time to reflect, thinking about dad and making the most of the good weather. I was thankful to be where I was. Happy to be healthy and to be up on the hills.
I left the group after a chat and hiked down to the Rannoch Wall where snow caves were forming in the remnant patches. I walked to the lift along the relatively new road that runs under the new Rannoch Chairlift pylons that will hopefully be finished for the next winter season.
It wasn’t a big day on the mountain, but it was a good day and I was looking forward to getting more of them next season when I hope we no longer have to deal with the restrictions we haveput up with for so long.