A treacherous trek along Loch Lomond

An idyllic view masked the challenge of walking the banks of Loch Lomond.

Sue was determined to conquer the banks of Loch Lomond!

We scored a private room at the youth hostel.

The banks of bonny Loch Lomond on the West Highland Way welcomed us Tuesday morning in Inversnaid, but when we rolled into our youth hostel in Crianlarich nine hours and 13 miles later, we felt like we had passed an enormous test. Over bulging roots, rocks, mud, steep stairs and bridges, we trudged. For the first five miles, virtually every step had to be measured. Neither of us has done such a trek. Our photos, I am afraid, do not capture the challenge.

It was a beautiful day, though, and a great pub meal, punctuated by some McEwens and merlot, made it seem worthwhile. The memory will improve with time.

After all, this is Scotland!

 

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8 thoughts on “A treacherous trek along Loch Lomond

  1. Kathy Chappell

    You did it! You are strong in body and spirit. Yay!

    • 2orangebags

      Thanks, Kathy…the bodies do not feel so strong today, though.

  2. Lori Tierney

    As I heal from my knee surgery I am so enjoying your posts. It makes me even more determined to go to Peru. Thanks for sharing. Happy trails, Lori Tierney

  3. Cynthia

    Good job Trekkers!

  4. cathy owens

    Looks like quite a challenge! But, the scenery is gorgeous.

    • 2orangebags

      It is…today was much easier, fairly flat most of the way. And the highlands scenery got even better!

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