BG weekenders - Thanks for a great time! We definitely need to do it again next year. How about starting where we left off this time?
Really enjoyed the recce weekend although my current fitness isn't what it was and suffered a lot of the time in Friday's heat. Managed to quaff more than 5 litres of water over legs 5 & 1, not including guzzling a few bottles worth of 'Caldew Spring' but still, the views on the tops were amazing. Navigating Leg 2 in brilliant sunshine is so much easier, really does make a 1am start on the BG more appealing if anything to avoid getting repeatedly bitten by the rabid horseflies during the long slog up to Mungrisdale Common.
Kudos also to GBM and Charlie - J8, NI and I were completely smoked in the Cow Pie challenge, didn't realise there was so much variation in portion sizes! Theirs was twice as thick as the one J8 & I had and NI struggled with his slab and had to take a few rest breaks
J8 - Count me in for support on your JNLC attempt next year. Looking at the route, there's a lot to be recce'd there unless you want to stick with the approach you used on the BGR
Starting to look forward to next weekend, I'm planning to set off straight after work [about 5pm] on my bike. My only worry is how to bungee a pop-up tent to the pillion.
JS - Is there any free space in your car for my tent? I've got a couple of camping stoves and plenty of gas tins if required.
I have the DP maps and all five legs as Garmin course files. J8 - if you want to load them up on yours then we can have GPS coverage for all the three days between us? These files have all the waypoints for peaks and safe drinking water sources.
J8 - Sorry couldn't make it earlier - still manic at work. I'll be there on Saturday morning though - desperately need to get out at some stage.
Daz - I'm really sorry but I can't make Saturday evening or Sunday morning. It's our Anniversary/Mrs B's birthday so there's no way I can get a lakeland pass stamped. Best of luck if you do go ahead, looks like the weather gods may be smiling on you..