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Long haul up Glen Dee

12th June
Taking advantage of the fine weather predicted, we set about tackling one of the most remote challenge points, Beinn Bhrotain.
Parked at Linn of Dee (no discount on the £2 parking even though toilets are out of order and you are directed to the nearest being in Braemar).
Cycled out to White Bridge and cp11 Chest of Dee. The track beyond this is cycleable but the drainage ditches are a real nuisance so we abandonned bikes and headed up the glen.
A track leads you up the Allt Garbh and although it fades out at times, you just follow the stream. Still snow lying higher up but melting and there are large stretches of wet ground to negotiate. A fine view however of how the snow melt blends together over large areas and feeds into the streams.
Its a long climb with a bit of a false summit to work around before the final stage.
Hailed as giving one of the best views up into the Cairngorms, its broad flat summit lives up to its reputation. We got a fine view over to the Glen Einnich route we had taken from Aviemore a couple of weeks ago to get Wells of Dee and Loch Stuirteag (just visible from Beinn Bhrotain in photo)

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