Day 4 – Rosthwaite to Grasmere

Scafell Hotel
Scafell Hotel – Our B&B Last Night

Today, we climbed up a big ridge, and then made a wrong turn and went a high route to Grasmere rather than a valley route.  It added about 3 hours to our day, and I am whipped.

So, my post today will be a bit different. i am going to write these couple paragraphs, and then add pictures with captions, then go to bed.  Maybe, I can catch up the day later, but, in summary, it was nothing but steep up and down rock scrambles, and everything hurts and I need sleep! So, here comes a series of photos from the day…

Morning start on the Coast to Coast Trail.
We have to go over that ridge – Green Up Edge. Ugh!
Momento Mori
Memento Mori on the Trail!
Rock Climb
First Big Rock Scramble – First of Many Today!
Joel and Chris
Joel conferring with Chris, who has, so far, climbed 170 of the 215 peaks in the Lake District!
Joel and I
Joel and I at our highest point of the day, when I, actually, still felt fit! That would change.
Lake Grasmere
I didn’t take many photos since the last one, because I was too miserable. However, I did snap this one of Lake Grasmere in the distance. We needed to make it there!

Author: Jeff

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8 thoughts on “Day 4 – Rosthwaite to Grasmere”

    1. Yes, yesterday was a big milestone – hardest and longest day-walks behind us. Just made another blog post, and another one or two are coming out hopefully also today, to catch up!

    1. Well, Tim, if you can find us, please do it! We hardly know where we are. Actually, right now, we are in our planned B&B, so, somehow, we are figuring it out.

    1. Kathryn, we have a GPS device with all the walk‘s way-points and route loaded. Still, we took a wrong turn yesterday that led to an exhausting walk. So, in short, you can call me Wrong Way Riopelle!

    1. Matt, fixed B&B bookings all the way across. We have a day off in two days, but the next 2 days are the toughest of the walk. Then the day off, and then it is easier hiking the rest of the way – Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors.

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