Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Sunday 31st August - Wasdale Head to Chapel Stile

It rained on and off during the night and was still raining when I got up at 6.30am to bag the use of the single wash basin in the men's loo behind the Wasdale Head Inn.

The three of us, me, Frank and Howard, belong to the Backpackers Club (http://backpackersclub.co.uk/), a motley collection of oddballs - some more mad than others. They now know that they may feature in this blog so have been warned to be on their best behaviour.

It was a long haul up to Sty Head and the cloud came down as we reached the ridge. Occasionally, there was a view to be had of Styhead Tarn.

Then on by Sprinkling Tarn and on to Angle Tarn where we stopped for lunch.

The rain came on then and stayed with us for the rest of the afternoon. It was a long day and strenuous - the long descent into Mickleden leading into Great Langdale was particularly hard work - rocky all the way down.

We're now camped at Chapel Stile and it's a lovely peaceful evening. The rain of the day is now just a memory and the sun is shining (a bit).

Only one bootful of water today.

Have a spare PocketMail laying around, sell it back to us and help those in need.

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