20th February 2010
I was invited up Pendle Hill the day after my last visit, but only a mad fool would climb the same mountain twice in two days, so I lent my mate, The Trig, a camera and he went off for a look at this fine local fell....
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This is the first photo taken today and is taken from the same place as the first photo yesterday.
Lower Ogden Reservoir
A good long ascent of Pendle Hill starts in Barley and follows Ogden Clough all the way past the two reservoirs.
Lower Ogden Reservoir from the Upper Dam
Strange how it only snowed on one side of the clough.
Upper Ogden Reservoir
The Trig is a good walker and he made steady progress up around the side of the two reservoirs, each partly frozen.
A view back down the Clough, the snow covered South bank looks better in white.
Higher Ogden Clough
The Wall on Pendle Hill
Snow art on the Pendle plateau, the circular shelter is in view. Is this a self-portrait of my camera-shy mate, The Trig?
Sun and Shelter
Sunset or Not?
There seemed to be a good prospect of a sunset, would my friend be more fortunate than I was the day before?
Day 6 of the lunar cycle, so one day to half-moon.
Well, it went pear-shaped again, this time low clouds wandered over and spoilt the party.
The Trig's Trig Photo
He packed it in at this point and headed back to the car, I'm glad I didn't miss out again, but it looked like a fine afternoon to be up on Pendle Hill. Cheers, mate. The Trig does not allow photos of himself and his true identity remains a secret.
Walkers: Just Him
Time taken: 3hr 53 minutes over a distance of approx. 6 miles.
Route: Barley, Ogden Res's and Ogden Clough, Pendle Plateau, The Summit, left side down, fields to Barley
Weather and conditions: Cool, sunny, no wind.
Greetings Count: Medium, I'm told, quite a few walkers around
Richard's Refreshment Review: Nothing to report today.
"Come along, Richard, it'll be alright..."
All photos copyright Richard Ratcliffe 2010 © except * which belongs to someone else