Snowdonia

Currently I live 5 hours from Snowdonia National Park, a stunningly beautiful mountainous region in northwest Wales, home to Mount Snowdon (1,085 meters), the tallest mountain in Britain and Wales. Ryno and I headed up there last week, the dark days of winter and the state of the world had me feeling blue. I needed a dose of the best medicine: NATURE.

Temperatures dropped below 0 degrees Celsius (or 30 degrees Fahrenheit) at night but the days were sunny and dry. We camped near a pub for two nights, climbed Snowdon via the Pyg Track, a fun 7.3 mile trip, and wondered off the beaten path to Ffynnon Lloer, a lake with a Rocky Mountain feel, then climbed to the ridge beyond it.

There is definitely a longer hike to be had, I hope to return here someday soon.

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Woke up to birdsong, felt rejuvenated
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The route we took to Snowdon started on a gravel road, from a trailhead parking lot
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Headed for that ridge line!
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On the ridge, views of the ocean!
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Snowdon in site
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Fun ridge line!
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Top of Snowdon

 

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Ffynnon Lloer
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Sunny days OVER

22 thoughts on “Snowdonia”

    1. Thanks Elyn!! We’ve made one trip into the city since I got here. We watched the Book of Mormon. He’s got some friends there so we will definitely make another trip into the city before I leave (March). I’ll let you know!!

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  1. Hi
    Long time since we had a beer in lone Pine just after you finished the L2H ‘in 2014. When do you leave Farnham. Maybe chimp &I could meet you for a beer or 2.

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      1. Hey maybe next time..
        We may get to the west coast later this summer to Do some trail magic.
        Maybe our paths will cross..

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    1. I started in the Tararuas on the north island, so missed all the road walking 🙂 The TA taught me a lot, like how to have patience…the tracks can be muddy and ruddy. It was actually easier than I thought, compared to the Great Divide Trail for example. But harder than the PCT. I had good weather though, if it had rained more, the hiking would have been more challenging due to mud and creek/river crossings. There are a lot of huts on the South Island, so if there is bad weather, you can escape it 🙂

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      1. yes, looks like weather can really make it a mental challenge, just loved NZ when we cycled around it in 2006 (good weather all the way)
        We will drop you a line before we travel to the US in july, to see if we can pass on the trail magic your way
        happy trails

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