The Great Outdoor Challenge: Days 1-5

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See the image or check out the link below for more details on this day’s path from our GPS.

This is a quick update from the trail (a rest /work day in Inverness) with a brief description of Days 1-5 of our Scotland cross-country backpacking trip as part of the TGOC.

I apologize in advance for any missing or wrong links or out of order text. This quick message has been quite a process mobily. To follow us in real time, go to our Instagram (@ACauseForAdventure) or Twitter (@Cause4Adventure). We’ll do another post (and update this one) once we have a computer back upon the challenge completion. Loop

Days 1-5 of The Great Outdoor Challenge of Scotland 2018.

Highlights: Day 1, Miles 0-16, Dornie to Maol-bhudhie (bothy)

  • Dornie
  • Killilan
  • River Ling
  • Glen Ling
  • Killian Forest
  • Coire domhain
  • Peat bogs galore!
  • Loch Cruoshie
  • Maol-bhuidhe
  • Wester Ross

Day’s messages
1) “TGO Day 1 Wind rain and then a painful, endless bog with quicksand and everything. Rewarded with a dry bothy (hut) for the night. Rad!”
GPS map details including coordinates

  • Maol-bhudhie
  • An Gead Loch
  • Pait Lodge
  • Allt Riabhachain
  • Meallan Buidhe
  • Meallan Odhar
  • Gleann Innis an Loichel
  • River Farrar
  • Loch Monar
  • Monar Dam
  • Wester Ross

Highlights: Day 2, Miles 16-30, Maol-bhudhie to Monar Dam

 

Highlights: Day 3, Miles 30-43, Monar Dam to Struy

  • Monar Dam
  • River Farrar
  • Glen Farrar
  • Inchmore
  • Struy
  • Wester Ross

Day’s messages
1) “Day 2 TGO Sun! After yesterday’s pathless sufferfest in the rain and the bog of doom, we’re excited for some sun and trail walking. Woot!”
2) “Day 2 TGO Sun! After yesterday’s pathless sufferfest in the rain and the bog of doom, we’re excited for some sun and trail walking. Woot!”
GPS map details including coordinates

Day’s messages
1) “TGOC Day 3. Out of the pathless mountains, 30km of dirt road in the rain to a castle and beer!”
2) “TCOC Day 3 Great day walking, raining at first then sun all day. Made new TGOC friends. Camped by an abandoned church with a small hotel/bar nearby. ”
GPS map details including coordinates

Highlights: Day 4, Miles 43-56, Struy to The Aird

  • Struy
  • Struy Bridge
  • River Farrar
  • Eskadale
  • Hughton
  • Kiltarlity
  • Black Wood
  • The Aird
  • Wester Ross

Day’s messages
1) “TGOC Day 4 Great to unwind at the pub with other challengers. Hard to make any progress today because it’s just so green and pretty.”
GPS map details including coordinates

GPS map details including coordinates

Highlights: Day 5, Miles 56-67, The Aird to Inverness

  • The Aird
  • Reeling Wood
  • Path Finding
  • Great Glen Way
  • River Ness
  • Ness Islands
  • Inverness