Friday, April 6, 2012

Hiking in a Winter Wonderland

Well, winter came in April this year! After such a mild winter though, we weren't surprised to get snow in the Spring. All the locals warned us this would happen and I am hoping it's just this one time. I want the springy/summery weather I talked about last post! Even though it's been cold this week, I still managed to get out for an 8 mile hike with a few ladies from the AWA. We hiked around Loch Muick, which as you will see is surrounded by mountains and is where the Queen's summer house is located. At some points during the hike, we were trekking through 10+ inches of snow but it was soft and fluffy and lots of fun. The scenery was breath-taking and we probably saw 100+ red stag along the way. I want to go back soon with Ryan to find the 'hidden' waterfall and so he can see all of the deer!
Can you spot the deer?

Beautiful Loch Muick

More Stag
The weather was so calm, perfect reflections of the mountains in the water

Glas Allt Shiel-Queen Victoria's Summer House
Enjoying lunch on the front lawn of the Queen's summer house

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