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conormcbandon
2014-11-22 23:25:28
carrauntoohill cross
It's a disgrace - i'm very unhappy about. I get a thrill at virtually every trig pillar and other mountain infrastructure i meet on my travels, even wind turbines and masts. I'm sure many others on this site have a different opinion and I respect that but it must be remembered that for the very most part that we are walking on privately owned land and this includes the Reeks. Particularly in my pre GPS days these solid pieces were important navigational markers. I can remember wandering around the Maumtrasna for an hour or an hour and a half searching for the summit trig after i had gone a little off course and missed it in the mist - at last I had a solid route marker. From where I live I can see the four wind turbines of Knockastanna about 12 - 15 miles away and I think they are simply beautiful. If the farmers that own Carrauntoohill cut the iconic cross down then fine, but if anyone else did, it's a crime against the hills.
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