Friday, May 18, 2012

Scotland: Old Man of Storr

After our crazy long drive we finally reached Isle of Skye. Then we had to keep driving to reach our destination point, Old Man of Storr. I had read about the hike online and thought after that much driving we needed to get out and move. The hike wasn't too long, about 3 hours total, but it was killer. It was pretty straight up, and I really wanted to quit when I had already been going up for a while and then saw the mountains looming right ahead of me. I'm so glad that I didn't though, the views from the top were amazing.

When we reached the base of Old Man of Storr there are 2 trails, one is pretty much straight up, and the other curves out to the side a bit, and is probably a bit easier. Hal took the straight up and I took the side one. I'd suggest taking the side one, because it leads you to a different look out point first, and then it's easy to talk over to Old Man of Storr from there, and then you can climb down the straight up path. Best of both worlds.

 This is the point where I wanted to quit, but I was so glad that I didn't.

There was a lot of logging going on at the front of the trail. It was a bit sad to watch them cut down those beautiful trees.

1 comment:

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

The photos look amazing!! It looks like it was such an amazing day!

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