CONDITIONS ARTICLE: A hop, skip and a jump around Langdale on Obama Dayby Michael Ryan Jan/2009
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I hiked up Mill Gill (Stickle Ghyll) to Stickle Tarn, scrambled up ledges on the east side of Pavey Ark then traversed west to Harrison Stickle then back down. Thigh-deep drifts up high but about 6-8 inches coverage above Stickle Tarn. Ground was wet, as I found out when both feet punched through the snow and got suckered into a wet bog. Met Steve Ashworth (www.mixedmaster.blogspot.com) and his boss John on the way down. They were on their way up to dry-tool Golden Slipper - JUST KIDDING!
Forecast is for more snow but getting warmer toward the weekend. Keep your eye on www.metoffice.gov.uk/loutdoor/mountainsafety/lakedistrict
Some photos of my morning out below - I'm a happy snapper not a photo geek. I hope they give you a good idea of today's conditions. Click on the photos to give the large versions if you have a big screen.
Stream water never tasted so good
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