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simoburn: Track 2742 in area near Knocklettercuss, North Mayo (Ireland)
PMG Walk 76 - Slieve Carr & Nephin Beg
Length: 39.7km, Creator time taken: 7h50m, Ascent: 1720m,
Descent: 1676m

Places: Start at F86261 22960, Knocklettercuss, Sheean, Slieve Carr, Nephin Beg, Nephin Beg S Top, end at F97680 19485 12km E from Start
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PMG Walk 76 - Slieve Carr & Nephin Beg. Day 18 in the hills! The alarm went off at 5.30am but it was so cold and I was just too much of a "wuss" I could not get out of the bed. By "bed", I use the term rather loosely, but it was bed in terms of what a bed can be in the back of a Berlingo. So at 7.30am I managed to start walking rather than at 6am. This, believe it or not worked out far better, not only did I get to work on my much needed beauty sleep, it also made the timing prefect with me being on the summit of Knocklettercuss and the amazing sunrise! There were fog banks rolling in the lowlands and creeping up into the valleys all the while the summits were cloud free! It stayed like this all day! Simply great weather for walking and for photos!!! After Knocklettercuss, I went up the small Sheean and had a wee bit of a fight through the forest to get back down and on route again. Slieve Carr at 721m was my second last summit in the 700 meter range of mountains! WOOHOO! Great views from here today! Then Nephin Beg at 627m, again with amazing views of the huge open moorland below! To finish I descended via Nephin Beg South Top on to the Bangor trail. From here I was down in the thick freezing cold fog and I had to walk about 10 kms of forest trail and then 5 kms of back roads which would bring me back to the main road where hitching should and was easy enough to get back to Bangor. Today was a big enough walk of 39.70kms with 1720m ascent and 1676m descent. Not a gruelling day but a long enough one with 7 hours and 50 minutes of walking. Sadly this route was not a "summit rich" route, with just 2 PMG summits and 3 non-PMG summits. However the views were just great, and worth all the effort alone! Slieve Carr itself is extremely remote and a trip to the summit from any direct will take some time and effort. 74 Project Mountain Goat summits to go! Also sorry for so many photos this post but with the views being so good it was hard to choose a few to upload.

Uploaded on: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 (16:27:28)
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