Pillar Day Two
|date of walk:||April, 2005|
|duration:||3 hrs 42 mins|
|distance:||6.00 miles (9.65 km)|
|ascent:||2,100 ft (640 m)|
Leaning heavily on the excuse of the weather forecast and a lucky squall at decision time, our not-so-hardy trio mince up the Ennerdale valley and over Hay Stacks on the return leg of a two-day trip.
Nigel lurks in the shadows wondering why he has a headache as Sal contemplates the torrents of rain and the idea of an afternoon swinging around in the trees.
The Ennerdale valley is a tad damp after a night of incessant rain, however, things brighten up considerably later (especially me when we opt not to go up Red Pike) and it turns out to be a fine amble back to the car.
We get a better view than yesterday of Pillar Rock - not looking quite so forbidding without the mist swirling around us. There still appears to be a light smattering of snow on what might be Robinson's Cairn buttress.