Our day at Schiehallion started with rain.
Rain and an abandoned rose, floating in a stream.
The initial path from the Braes of Foss car park was easy going.
Feeling positive, we zig-zagged up the hillside,
passing some ruined sheep fanks
and pausing to look back as the views developed.
The rain stopped, but the path grew steeper and rockier.
We soon saw one of Schiehallion’s ‘false summits’, of which we were warned.
Once we were on the rocky path up Schiehallion’s spine,
it was a case of watching our footing on sometimes loose and slippery stones.
A bit of sunshine through the clouds rewarded our efforts with a rainbow!
I didn’t take as many pictures as we approached the summit,
but another gap in the clouds provided a window to the world below.
We had a quick bite at the summit before heading back the way we came.
The hike took us just over four hours.