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jackill
2012-01-19 19:15:51
GPS
I've used various Garmin models over the years. For the last 4 I've used a GPS60csx model which I have found reliable and rugged. It has the facility also to take MV member Pazapas' excellent coloured contour map for Ireland(which has all of the MV summits on it). You can follow the link More/resources/gpsmap for ireland to download this. It is free and frequently updated and so addresses the problem of maps becoming obsolete somewhat.
This gps map has my main tool in the last few yearsand although I do still take a map and compass I find that the contour map and summits are easy to use and convienient.
I download all my saved tracks to my pc and find they can make interesting reading on a program such as OSI trailmaster or the updated Geolives.
Also MV are going to roll out a GPS track sharing facility this year and if you have a GPS you will be able to download and use tracks others have uploaded and also to share your tracks with others.It will also give you the facility to view and interpret your tracks and overlay the track on various maps.
Again this will be free to use thanks to Simons trojan efforts.
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Croghan Kinsella: Windfarms completed. Walking trails nearly ready but the trai
mickhanney 9 hours ago.
Jogged up Croghan Kinsella from entrance at Ballinvalley near Ballycoog where there is space for a couple of cars. The trail upwards is wide and rather industrial in nature. The trail switches bac...

  
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Cupidstown Hill: Enhance this with a visit to Oughterard
Bunsen7 4 days ago.
Yes, perhaps this is not a very noteworthy hill. Cupidstown and Saggart Hill represent largely forest topped outliers of the Dublin/Wicklow range split from higher summits to the East by the N81. ...

  
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Knockowen: October 2016
davsheen 5 days ago.
View of the impressive Glanrastel valley from the side of Knockowen

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Cloghernagh: Picture
davsheen 5 days ago.
Cloghernagh Walk Nov 2016

  
Summit Summary
Robber's Pass Hill: Minor heathery lump. Overcivilised and underwhelming.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 a week 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...

  
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Route to Claggan NE Top
Onzy 6 days ago.
walk, Len: 8.0km, Climb: 2m, Area: Claggan Mountain NE Top, North Mayo (Ireland...

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
Slievemore Circuit
Onzy 6 days 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...

  
Track
Near South Cork (Ireland)
sean_debarra 5 days ago.
walk, Len: 0.8km, Climb: 15m, Area: South Cork (Ireland)

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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...

  
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Brandon Hill: Grand on Brandon!
MountainBoy 2 weeks 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 ...

  
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Knockchree
David-Guenot 2 weeks ago.
An easy one to bag, but a gate/fence to cross at the top and some cows in the field (hopefully no bull), so it may be ... walk, Len: 3.6km, Climb: 127m, Area: Knockchree, Mourne Mountains (Ireland) K


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