Winter’s bone.

27th December 2017


The expression comes from an old Appalachian saying, ‘like a dog digging after a winter’s bone’. A search or quest.


(Above) The eastern end of of the Carn Liath massif this morning. L to R: Coire nan Gall, Coire Dubh and Coire a Bheinn. Top of the long whaleback which connects these three to Carn Liath summit is around 900m. Cold with just a dusting of snow again.


(Above) A view NE from the approach to Carn Dubh and Coire a Bheinn. Looking down into part of the upper Spey. Snow shower clouds just visible in the far distance.


(Above) Coire a Bheinn (right) from close to the trig pillar on Carn Dubh. Skyline at 903m. Pretty modest snow cover above 700m though some late, brief showers will have helped, no doubt.

‘Windslab, where art thou?’ 

The hunt continues.

Comments on this post

  • Stan Wygladala
    28th December 2017 10:50 am

    “Everything comes to him who waits”

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