Lake District trek day 2
Aug 28, 2015Public
Photo: On Day two I decide to climb Whiteless Pike ("pike" = peak?) while Marcia takes it easy at the Fish Inn. 
The summit looms at left.
Photo: The trail is easy to follow, with steps at times ...
Photo: ... but gets steep and obscure near the top.
Photo: From the summit, nice views of Crummock Water with Loweswater beyond. Buttermere is off to the left, not visible ...
Photo: ... and a view of Sail Beck valley, down which we came yesterday.
Photo: The trail continues along Whiteless Edge to Thirdgill Headman.
Photo: From there, one can reach the summit of Grasmoor, then descend ...
Photo: ... Lad Hows ridge down to Crummock Water.
Photo: And from there back to Buttermere on the road. It's a 7-mile hike with 3100 ft. altitude gain and loss. 
(Wandering Aengus includes notes for it, as an alternate hike for the day.)
Photo: However, I descend the way I came ...
Photo: ... to find Marcia studying the map in preparation for tomorrow.
Lakeland names can be peculiar. My favorites: High Snab and Low High Snab.
Photo: After lunch, we walk around Buttermere ("mere" =  lake)
Photo: Sheep are a big deal here ...
Photo: ... as shown by this sign.
Photo: Nevertheless, there are plenty of dogs on the trail ...
Photo: ... all well-behaved, no doubt.
Photo: It's a pleasant, peaceful, uncrowded trail ...
Photo: ... with occasional holiday-makers testing the waters.
Photo: The tranquil views ...
Photo: ... include a glimpse of tomorrow's trail ...
Photo: ... up over Scarth Gap.
Photo: It's reassuring to know that a rescue team exists.
Photo: We round the far end of Buttermere.
Photo: Marcia easily conquers a challenge log ...