Hot and Sandy

Travel writing, pictures and stuff for people I know. Quite a lot of cycling talk, and some semi-controlled ranting. Hiking, outdoor and two-wheeled stuff, perhaps a little computing when it's worth talking about. Meandering thoughts.

Sunday, March 8

Beacons!

This week we have been out and about. The three main hikes were Corn Du and Pen Y Fan, around the Ystradfellte waterfalls and the Sugar Loaf peak near Llanbedr (not sure I like the KML viewer for these, so perhaps try this instead). 

All were great walks with very different character, as you can see from the photos and from these elevation, temperature and heart rate plots:


Heart Rate and Elevation

Temperature and Elevation

Corn Du and Pen Y Fan were cold & steep, but relatively short. It's obvious where the sun was on my back by the purple temperature sensor line (I also sat on my bag at the top!) We chose the harder northerly route up, as can be seen from the HR.

Heart Rate and Elevation

Temperature and Elevation

The Waterfalls and Caves route was very sheltered, lots of the time in still air between trees, which probably explains the stable temperature. Elevation plot in green clearly shows where we went down to the caves and the main waterfalls. 

Heart Rate and Elevation

Temperature and Elevation

Unexpectedly, Sugar Loaf was a longer trek, also cold on the top, dipping to a couple of degrees. There was howling wind though, so way below freezing with windchill. The strange double peak is because we brewed up in the lee of the hill and then went to the true summit for a picture :-) 

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