During the entire 9 hours of the trip up and back down there was water falling from the sky - sometimes with a little more determination than others, but it never really let up. The cloud base popped up on a few occasions just to tease up with views, but the top of Mt. Gower was determined not to yield a view of any kind.
You can see that in a couple of places a rope is provided both for security and assistance. The roped section shown here is called The Low Road and takes you under the face of Mt. Lidgbird. In the steep sections - and those sections were pretty steep - the rope was very handy indeed; both on the way up and possibly more so on the way down.
The upper slopes of Mt. Gower are covered in Mist Forest - the place really was magical.
|The Low Road - note the rope on the RHS|
|Upper Slope Mist Forest|
|A rare view north along the island|
|Another section of The High Road|
|Not the view we wanted!|
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