Thursday 13th February
Three Ms today which means I have completed all eight in this region except for the one on Bardsey Island, and I can see no prospect of getting there on this visit.
The day has been bright and sunny but cold, and winds on summits are still massive. On the third M the single track road was comprehensively blocked by three huge fallen pines making a barrier eight feet high and spreading twenty feet down the road. A couple of guys were busy with chain saws, but I reckon it could take them a few days. I adopted plan B by parking and striking up to Carneddol from that point. I did have to surmount a drystone wall protected on both sides by barbed wire fences, and was well pleased at not ripping any expensive clothing or breaking any bones.
Carn Fadryn had a geocache on the summit, but it was another pile of boulders with the cache hidden "in a crevice in a mini cave thirty metres from the summit."There were many mini caves and at thirty metres from the summit gps said the cache was still twenty metres away, and the wind was blowing me so much I couldn't concentrate on searching so it will be logged as a dnf (did not find).
There were other fallen trees seen on my travels and the sound of chainsaws was ubiquitous.
Had weather been amenable I would probably go home tomorrow, but the next window is Sunday so I will continue to chill out here until then, especially considering I am towing the caravan.
From summit of Garn Boduan looking south
From summit of Carn Fadryn
The tree blockage on the way to Carneddol
The undistinguished summit of Carneddol
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