The rain was lashing down as we set off from the car park in the valley and started climbing up the hill. It turned into horizontal snow by the time we reached the top and the trails were full of greasy mud. Did this mean that we had a bad time? Absolutely not, thanks to Greg and Catherine whose enthusiasm wasn't curbed by a minor thing like rubbish weather. Thankfully we could warm ourselves with cups of tea in front of the AGA in my kitchen halfway through the day!