From Gerlan above Bethesda we walked along a track and on paths that led alongside the Afon Llafar towards Yr Elen looming large ahead.
Yr Elen from the crossing of the Afon Llafar. In wet weather the area between the river and the ridge in the distance is a formidable bog!
Our guidebook warned of bogs and a difficult river crossing; in the event the ground beyond the Afon Llafer was dry and there were stones in the river that offered a dry though uncertain crossing.
Looking SW from the slopes of Yr Elen towards the shapely peak of Carnedd Dafydd with Y Garn in the far distance.
Climbing the W.ridge of Yr Elen was hard work. Here's Lyn plodding upwards towards a rocky turret on the ridge named as Foel Ganol 750m. Bethesda is below and Anglesey in the far distance.
From the rocky turret on Foel Ganol the scree and rock slopes guarding the summit of Yr Elen loom above.
Carnedd Llewelyn from Yr Elen with the ridge joining the two on the right above the tarn of Ffynnon Caseg.
Summit rocks of Yr Elen with the reigning peak of Carnedd Llewelyn beyond on the horizon.