Fotos de Sugarloaf Mountain

Distancia: 5.1 miles Desnivel: 1,384 feet Tipo de ruta: Circular

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13 days ago

1st time up the Sugar Loaf... checked the forecast first, all looked good for dry albeit slightly cloudy. travelled up to the main car park on Sugar Loaf, which was further up than expected. Swung on the backpack with waterproofs & drink (although weatherman said dry)... got the dogs out of the car and started on main pathway up to highest car park and then onto one of the main gassed &slightly muddy pathways which are obvious. this being a good job as no trail markers were evident to us. lots of people out today with family, friends and dogs (some off lead, although there were sheep around!). Within 15 mins into our walk the weatherman curse happened... it started to rain... only fine but plenty of it, soap quick stop for the waterproof jackets & pants. glad we put the dogs coats on too, as the wind picked up and while I have no idea of the wind chill factor, it was definitely something that could have spoilt the hike had we not had the right kit with us. Looks like we stayed mainly to one of the main routes as it was busy and when it came to ascending to the top, it wasn't as steep as some of the other routes. we got to the top where the cold was low (although we did get to see some of the views), the wind was cold and the stay at the top was a shirt one.... not long enough to stay for coffee but long enough to take a selfie of the dogs and the Sugar Loaf sign. By the time we made it back to the car park the weather hadn't changed much so all kit (including the dogs coats) were removed and left to dry in the car during the journey home. I've been meaning to do Sugar Loaf for a while now, so very pleased I did. maybe next time the weather will be nicer!