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2007-04-15 20:17:43
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What A Difference A Day Makes!
What A Difference A Day Makes! ……..”are you mad… or deranged even???” ….My reply….“The latter said ailment I can probably deal with, but anything more and I just might need to review my analyst”.
Such are the questions, conundrums even, that I’m sure I for one haven’t been alone in receiving from people as diverse as my friends and family to people who still haven’t returned those music cd’s I lent them…. whilst I try to justify my obsessive longing for all things mountainous and boggy.
Why the blisters, why the pain, why the sunburnt ears….why even the leaky flask of hot chocolate that wasn’t even tasty when it was warm in the first place?
I suppose I have to admit the famous quote “Ted I think I’m going mad” has on occasion crossed my mind but just yesterday I think I’ve seen the light to prove our faith in the hills was true all along.
Yesterday I witnessed a part of this world in all its glory with wonderful conditions, a surreal calmness and the sun gently on my back for the whole of the walk ( this part is particularly true as I have the sunburnt calves to prove it ). I have been to this part of the world before but alas on that given occasion last year all I saw for fourteen hours was mist with more mist. Whilst the occasion was the Maumturks the location is immaterial. Yesterday all previous labours proved their worth and blisters earned their plasters…… What A Difference A Day Makes!
Faith renewed, sanity intact, let’s blister on…. Now to check out the hair on the palm of my hand…
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Route to Claggan NE Top
Onzy a day ago.
walk, Len: 8.0km, Climb: 2m, Area: Claggan Mountain NE Top, North Mayo (Ireland...

  
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Slievemore Circuit
Onzy a day ago.
Route over Slievemore descending over rough grouns to the SE for variety. walk, Len: 8.1km, Climb: 639m, Area: Slievemore, Achill/Corraun (Ireland) Sliev...

  
Summit Comment
Farbreague: from Arderin
ewen a week ago.
Walked to Farbreague from Arderin. There is a track that some kind soul has marked with sticks and ribbon. When I say track, it is really a worn down trough in the bog.The multicoloured pipe at th...

Track
Onzy a day ago.

  
Summit Comment
Tonelagee: Fore!!!
ewen a week ago.
Did from the Wicklow gap car park following track 2378.This starts immediately opposite the top entrance to the car park next to the main road. 5 days before there had been snow but now the path w...

  
Summit Comment
Brandon Hill: Grand on Brandon!
MountainBoy a week ago.
Me and my Dad climbed this from the farm track off the Graiguenamanagh-Instioge road on 26/11/16. Right after we got out of the car, we were faced with the dilemma of whether to go straight ahead ...

Summit Summary
Robber's Pass Hill: Minor heathery lump. Overcivilised and underwhelming.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 5 days ago.
This oddly named hill is more a very minor heathery bump incorporated into the system of tracks laid out by the Wicklow Mountains National Park. It can be reached from any of the western car-parks...

  
Summit Comment
Croaghmoyle: Easy walk up to great views
Fergal Meath a week ago.
Low lying cloud/mist/fog discouraged me from putting the effort into going up Nephin today. On the way home I parked at the start of the Croaghmoyle service road and followed it past a wind turbin...

  
Track
Onzy a day ago.

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Ben of Howth: Loop walk starting from Howth Harbour
Joshua3 a week ago.
There is a nice loop walking signposted from Howth Harbour taking in the cliff path, summit and going close to the top of the Ben. The Black Linn walk is about 8 km and comfortably completed in un...

  
Summit Comment
Carrigroe: Sea of cloud
Kennyj a week ago.
Unusual low cloud today heading towards Carrigroe

  
Forum: General
Slieve Binnian - more track work ?
gernee 6 days ago.
Revisited Slieve Binnian for the first time in years on Friday - frost underfoot, blue skies and rolling mist contributed to a great walk, despite disappointment at seeing some of the track work u...


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