23rd January 2017

(Above) Creag Meagaidh range from afar – on A86 near Lagggan – very sparse cover!


(Above) Sron a Ghoire – Post Face visible to the top right of photo

(Above) Creag Meagaidh’s Post Face


(Above) Inner Coire Ardair and slopes to the The Window – all pretty bare of snow,


(Above) The Min Window – towards Cairn Liath end of the range. Pockets of firm snow still in these high, lee locations


(Above) Trigger  Kilda on the trail

An import from the Scottish Natural Heritage site on Rhum, now being put through her paces on the Meggie trails.

The SHN are attempting to re-introduce the use of hill ponies to assist with deer extraction here at Creag Meagaidh.

I’ve not quite fully grasped the economic argument, but I’m sure there is some environmental benefit – mind you Kilda will still be burning fuel / producing methane when not in use!

Still, all in all a more pleasant ‘footprint’ to encounter on the ground.

The use of the noisy quads is always minimised by the SNH here at Creag Meagaidh – they also use all electric, all terrain buggies, powered from their very own hydro scheme!

That aside, once Kilda is fully up to speed perhaps I will  get to live my Roy Roger’s boyhood dream and ride over that pass and down the Window…….way to go Trigger!

Comments on this post

  • That guy from The Internet
    23rd January 2017 6:04 pm

    I’m confused.

    Is it the person in the photo who’s called ‘Kilda’?

    If so, they won’t take kindly to having their ‘methane-producing’ habits disclosed on t’interweb.

    (I’m doing this commenting right aren’t I?)

    • meagaidhadmin
      23rd January 2017 9:21 pm

      Only the hairier one only of concern regarding methane production…..

  • Colin
    24th January 2017 8:37 am

    And I immediately thought of “the fastest milk-cart in the west”!

    • meagaidhadmin
      24th January 2017 9:15 am

      It’ll be a generational thing – “Roy Rodgers Roy Rodgers oh he was my friend”…..(Eric Bogle)

      Don’t worry about it – ‘Triggers’ on this blog perhaps better suited to avalanche release mechanisms!

      Thanks for the shared memory!

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