Picturesque………not!

4th April 2016

A day of low cloud, which didn’t lift through the morning and steady showers.  The snowpack is thawing at all levels, and steadily diminishing, as evidenced by the overflowing burns and soggy boots.  The overnight fresh snow was insufficient to obscure yesterdays footsteps round the summit of Meall a Bhuiridh.

Best views were lower down the Glen - Stob Coire nam Beith almost clear.

Best views were lower down the Glen – Stob Coire nam Beith almost clear.

Wreathes of cloud on Stob Dearg further up the Glen

Wreathes of cloud on Stob Dearg further up the Glen

Some cracking in shallow surface layers of the snowpack due to footfall

Some cracking in shallow surface layers of the snowpack due to footfall

A shallow crown wall (5cm.) from a wet snow slab release.  It was unclear when this had occurred.

A shallow crown wall (5cm.) from a wet snow slab release. It was unclear when this had occurred.

Large snowflakes precipitating - difficult to see in picture!

Large snowflakes precipitating – difficult to see in picture!  Later the snow turned to rain at all levels.

A gushing burn - it tells its own story.

A gushing burn – it tells its own story.

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