Kentmere round,inversions,clear dark skies and brocken spectres,if Carling did wknds !

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  1. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    A link to my blog and ive copied the whole thing over to here too

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    THURSDAY, 22 NOVEMBER 2018

    Kentmere Horseshoe and wild camp,including stunning sunset,night shots, sunrise an inversion and brocken spectres ..Nov 2018[/paste:font]

    With the problems of general life, this year,ive not got out as much with Lee as i normally does it was good to meet up again

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    I arrived early and waited for Lee at the weir and then made our way up the Kentmere valley in just one car.I had seen some inversion and driven through some fog on the way here,as we climbed you could see these inversions in the distance

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    Upper Kentmere valley was still asleep as we passed the last few, dream location houses,and headed up towards to the high ground

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    We decided to camp early and choose Harter fell,thinking it would help us get an inversion in the morning.The forecast was for strong Easterly winds as the day went ones we found a nice spot just off the summit high ground

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    Shelter pitched we went for a stroll down to Little Harter fell and then pick up some water as we returned

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    Sunset is early this time of years four pm saw us wonder up to the summit to take in the views, they did not disappoint,it was a lovely sunset

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    Lee made a handy model as we chatted away,snapping pics....as sunsets go it was a beauty

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    THe Duomid XL is way to big for one ! But the room it gives is superb

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    Tea was another Real Turmat and it was very tasty, i like to use a little less water than stated and it hydrated perfectly

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    I tried a few night shots early on but the moon washed out the night sky,after a few more brews and watching a film i settled down to sleep

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    Luckily i woke around 2-30 am and it seemed darker,i looked out and was happy to see the moon had dropped away.The star show was very impressive the cold fresh East wind was not kind on my fingers as i set up the camera

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    I was taking pics and watching the skies till around 3-30 am so i slept well again till just gone 6-30 am..a brew on i got out to see how things were looking.Luckily over to the East was a lovely inversion

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    The colour started nearly an hour before sunrise and the whole sunrise was a stunner with low cloud roll around,pushed on by the cold East winds

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    My tea and breakfast were both from Basecamp foods,this breakfast was lovely with a good spoonful of Nido milk powder mixed into it

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    The wknd had already given a lot but after setting off we got treated to a fantastic Brocken spectre,it was full of colour and bigger than many ive witnessed over the years

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    From our camp we dropped to the pass and then cut across to Thornthwaite crag the views all around were stunning

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    All in all it was a great wknd to be wild camping
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    Heres a video i did, with some nice cloud scenes in it,plays much better with at least 720 selected and played on a bigger screen


    Thanks for looking and safe travels ...Peter
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  2. Diddi

    Diddi Thru Hiker

    Cracking pictures indeed and i have camped in the very same spot this year, Sunset was not as good as yours but my sunrise more than made up for it.
    Off to watch your vid :thumbsup:
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  3. Henry

    Henry Backpacker

    Amazing photos! Very envious as Friday I was walking the SDW and could see about 20 feet!!
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  4. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Enjoyed that :)
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  5. hungerast

    hungerast Trekker

    Thanks for the report! Impressive night sky pics. I suppose you lugged a tripod up there. Your camera?
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  6. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    I did :oops: Camera is a Sony RX100 mk3
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  7. hungerast

    hungerast Trekker

    Ha! Iwas hoping for this answer, as the RX100 is on my shopping list :)
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  8. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Well, our sunrise was nothing like that good just a mile or two away!
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  9. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    Was room for another two where we were :biggrin:
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  10. ralph

    ralph Backpacker

    Really enjoyed the blog & the pics were brilliant, thank you
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  11. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    7.30am ish that Sunday on Straits of Riggindale...

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  12. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    Bit strange how different it was
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  13. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Did that mountain biker go past you? We saw him around 7.20am, he said he left home at 05.10am!
  14. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    No did see a head light heading up Rigingdale ridge at a bit past 6 am
  15. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Probably el heading out to do his yoga :D
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  16. Toby

    Toby Trekker

    Stunning photos and scenery!
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  17. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    Ta
  18. liamarchie

    liamarchie Ultralighter

    Great photos Peter.
    Very jealous, im well overdue a trip those ways
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