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YOSM #1061 Lochnagar Virtual Cache

Hidden : 03/01/2022
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
4 out of 5

Size: Size:   virtual (virtual)

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Lochnagar, at 3789ft,  is one of the most celebrated of the Munros, a pointed summit rising high above one of Scotland's most beautiful corries. It was also featured in a poem by Lord Byron, ending with the following lines:      
                              
England thy beauties are tame and domestic                                                                                                                                                                                 To one who has roved on the mountains afar                                                                                                                                                                               Oh! For the crags that are wild and magestic                                                                                                                                                                             The steep frowning glories of dark Lochnagar.

The first top with its large cairn, "Cac Càrn Mòr", is not to be confused with the summit proper, which is in fact the mound of large granite blocks of “Cac Carn Beag”, roughly 400m further north. “Cac Carn Beag”, translates from the Gaelic as the rather unappealing “small cairn of faeces”. Lochnagar's alternative name, "Beinn Chìochan" (mountain of breasts), is probably the original Gaelic name for the mountain

Walking in the hills is not an activity to be treated lightly. Please ensure you have the correct equipment & provisions for the journey and check weather conditions that are forecast on the day before setting off.                                                                                                                                 The car park at Spittal of Glenmuick is payable - currently £4 per day.                                                                                                                           The return trip from here is just shy of 12 miles and takes around 6-7hrs. The route can be found here: https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/cairngorms/lochnagar.shtml 

Please take your litter home & leave no trace 💚

To log this virtual cache please do the following and send to team The Sebmeister:

  1. Tell us which year the viewpoint plaque at the summit was placed and by who? 
  2. Take a photo of your GPS (or if you prefer, a team selfie) at the trig

This Virtual Cache is part of a limited release of Virtuals created between March 1, 2022 and March 1, 2023. Only 4,000 cache owners were given the opportunity to hide a Virtual Cache. Learn more about Virtual Rewards 3.0 on the Geocaching Blog.

Ye Ole Survey Monument (YOSM) is a captivating series of caches that pays homage to the remarkable legacy of OutForTheHunt's YSM series (GC45CC).

YOSM caches are strategically positioned at or near Trig Points. These triangulation stations have played a pivotal role as surveying landmarks, contributing to the mapping of expansive territories. Some of these points, bearing historical significance, might now be situated on private land or have vanished with time. As a result, the caches are artfully placed in close proximity, reverently acknowledging the historical importance of these survey monuments.

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