The drive down was also very quiet and I got parked up in the car park behind Joe Browns Cafe at Capel Curig with the sun shining and only the summits of Moel Siabod and the Snowdon massif shrouded in cloud
The path brought me to the top end of the National Nature Reserve with my first view of Llyn Crafnant Reservoir far below with the summits of Creigiau Gleision looming large on the left flank
After about twenty minutes I made my way up the to summit of Crimpiau and had my first views of the entire Ogwyn Valley laid out in front of me. A WOW moment if there ever was one! In fact I could see Moel Siabod, Snowdon Horseshoe, Tryfan, The Glyderau, Y Garn & the Carneddau all laid out in front of me as clear as a bell. Well, Snowdon was the only one with cloud around the edges
it was just a great place for a rest
I made my way down to the second and smaller summit and started the descent down to the dam and looking back to the various summits of the days walk so far. This is where i bumped into my third and final person of the day, also coming from the opposite direction as me.
Llyn Cowlyd, the deepest lake in North wales, where the wind was whipping straight down the valley. Not a cold wind, more of a cooling one as it was quite warm with the sun beating down.
Pen Llithrig y Wrach but my legs decided otherwise and opted for the more gentle two mile walk back along the shoreline under Pen Llithrig y Wrach. A good decision as I can always come back another day.
A short video of the views from the Summits of Creigiau Gleision and from Llyn Cowlyd