Up at 05.30
2 hour drive
Road to hill was impassable (even in Stalkers 110 with mental grip tyres)so prepared for a hike
Glassed the hill and there are hinds way above tree line so all good
Onwards n upwards, -4 (but wind chill was frozen snotters on beard cold )
Waist deep snow, loooong walk in and lung bursting climb above tree line, made all the worse by snow drifts etc
Once out the forest glide only to be faced with ever threatening low cloud and visibility now down to less than 100yds at best, and getting worse!!
5 hours of looking, spying, imagining, wiping snot and seeing signs a’wiys but to no avail…ach well
Getting back down was just as hard …
but …Would I change it for the world…Nae Chance...