Archive for October 5th, 2011

October 5, 2011

Trailstar summit camp & River dog

by backpackingbongos

During the weekend the weather was kind enough to allow me to pitch my Trailstar on the summits.  I love camping as high as possible and then lounging around soaking up the views.  The wind on both nights this time was strong, but not enough to spoil my camps.  As it was so warm and dry it served to completely keep away all condensation, even my soaked trail shoes were bone dry come morning.

Here is the morning view from the 521 metre summit of Moel y Llyn.

Reuben was my companion for the three days during this trip.  Dogs are perfect companions for backpacking; they enjoy the constant new sights and smells and never complain.  Reuben however is not that keen on water, which can make river crossings tricky.  I thought that the calm Afon Hengwm would be perfect training for him.  He still does not know that there was a bridge a few hundred metres away!  Just to let you know that my voice is not usually as squeaky as this (hopefully), I was trying to encourage the dog!

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