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wicklore
2013-03-01 14:27:41
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Someone loves the fauna, not the flora
On a recent walk of Mangerton I came across this scene at the start of my walk at the northern approach to the mountain where the trail begins that leads up to the Devils Punch Bowl. There is an A4 sheet of paper pasted to a tree overhanging the little stream. The A4 sheet of paper contains a number of images of wildlife and is an advertisement for the services of a wildlife photographer.

As I put on my boots I idly wondered how the person was able to reach across the stream to stick up the poster, as an approach from behind the tree didnít look feasible. Thatís when I took in the wider picture and realised that a number of branches in front of the poster were snapped and hanging down Ė as if to indicate that someone had put a ladder or board across the stream and leaned on the branches to put up the poster. The poster is up too high to make standing in the stream to put it up unlikely.

Now I accept there could be other explanations, and thatís why I wonít name the photographer, but is it possible that a wildlife photographer might have broken these branches in the process of advertising their wildlife photography? If not, who else might have broken them, right in front of the poster?
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Sandakphu Trek
mcrtchly a day ago.
The Darjeeling district of West Bengal State in India is hem walk, Length:70.0km, Climb: 3146m, Area: India, West Bengal ()

  
Summit Comment
Coolnahau Hill: Drive in Dump
eamonoc 2 days ago.
What can be said about the sight that greeted my teenage daughter and I today in Co Kilkenny. Keen to introduce her to the delights of Mt Views and Hill walking, decided to try a few small hills i...

  
Track
Bray to Greystones path
Onzy 3 days ago.
One for all the family on a good day with the prospect of a walk, Length:8.3km, Climb: 28m, Area: Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)

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Currywongaun: Hill at forefront of technology
chalky 2 days ago.
Had a conversation with the farmer on the way down who told me that the concrete platforms referred to are the remains of a Marconi installation that produced the first telegraph signals to Americ...

  
Summit Summary
Bunnacunneen: Superb Vantage Point above Connemara
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Onzy a day ago.
Bunnacunneen is a well located peak situated across the R336 to the north and east of the Maamturks range; It has a full 360 degree views from its summit. The views are stunning on a good day, t...

  
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Benbrack: Speckled Ben
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Onzy 2 days ago.
Benbrack is a typical quartzite peak in the Twelve Bens which is a little off the main routes. It boasts great views into the main range as well as to the coast to the west. There is a small lake...

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Keady Mountain
Peter Walker 5 days ago.
A grassy 'road' leaves the minor road heading north from the walk, Length:3.1km, Climb: 161m, Area: Keady Mountain, Keenaght (Ireland) Keady Mountain

  
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Porturlin Hill: Airy summit.
chalky 2 days ago.
Airy summit right on cliff edge with fabulous views. Linear walk along the cliffs from Glinsk to Porturlin.

  
Track
Short Loop above Kylemore
Onzy 5 days ago.
Circular walk taking in Benbaun minor, Benbrack and Knockbra walk, Length:9.2km, Climb: 665m, Area: Binn Bh

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Illanmaster: Spectacular scenery
chalky 2 days ago.
Coastal walk from Glinsk to Porturlin along this very impressive coastline. Left Illanmaster Island for another day !

  
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Sheeanmore: No easy way
chalky 2 days ago.
No easy way to this one but I saw what looked like a bridge at F 845113 from a nearby hill and sure enough a concrete footbridge to a cottage which looked occupied. It's still a long way to reach ...

  
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Mulhacen, Sierra Nevada, Spain
brenno 3 days ago.
At 3,482m, Mulhacen is the highest peak in mainland Spain (Teide in Tenerife is the highest) and is easily climbed by any reasonably fit walker, although it is prone to some fierce snow storms in ...


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