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This is the famous Stob Dearg, a part of Buachaille Etive Mor, also known as the Shepherd of the Glen, which stands at the entrance to Glen Etive. No, I didn't take the standard waterfall shot of Stob Dearg. I couldn't find the path, but I didn't really look that hard anyway. :) Others have done it better, so I decided to get some different perspectives.

Glen Etive is an incredible place. Other than the Isle of Skye, I thought it was the most scenic area of Scotland. Glen Coe was also incredibly beautiful, as was Glen Shiel. Rannoch Moor was, quite frankly, a bit of a disappointment. But this is all relative--Scotland's absolutely incredible in general.

Glen Etive is reached by driving along a single-lane track through the mountains in the distance. The hills are beautiful, and the river running through the Glen has numerous waterfalls, but the best things about the glen are the numerous deer (I saw 6 large bucks) and the thousands and thousands of rhododendron bushes that were full of purple blossoms when I was there. I'll post a shot of those later.

Taken about 45 minutes after sunrise, and what a sunrise it was.

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