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dhmiriam
2009-05-08 21:50:47
"Laser Show" from dhmiriam Contract pics
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Hare Vista
Not immediately obvious, until stepped out past the small cairn marker atop Hareís Gap, and then, a great empty amphitheatre, bowls out below us. With our few steps advance, and the corresponding loss of shelter, a sheer and icy breeze as scathing as a wet tea towel slapped across bare legs, (for those in the know), winded us in our admiration. Immediately right, a craggy outcrop, stands in the way of Bearnaghís North Tor. Stone steps camouflaged in their equally stony surround, snake up deceptively lazy-like, left of the crag, and Mourne wall. But, being with the wrong dance partner for that jig, I followed my leader, begrudgingly off to the left. In my strop, the sun played a magnificent trick on the sudden cloud, and lasers the colours of rainbow, fell like showers for all too brief a moment. Iíve seen this game played on a camera, but not in front of me, with my own eyes. An oddity, possibly simulated by the backdrop of interspersed sunshine, cloud, teary eyes, sheared with the wind, and falls in blood sugar. By the time one gets the backpack off, and the camera out, the scene shifts, annoyingly so, and we fall for it every time. Donít, will you? Soak it in, for the all too brief a span, the magic happens in. We step back to catch our breath and diffuse our prickly choice of choreography. One wants height, the other breadth, ye olde eternal chestnut. In fact what we both needed but only I possessed, was chocolate. So we ate
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Slieveboy Loop
jgfitz less than an hour ago.
We followed the official National Loop Walk, Loop 106C, which is the purple trail. We took one small shortcut, but add... walk, Len: 14.1km, Climb: 424m, Area: Slieveboy, North Wexford (Ireland) Slie

  
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Croughan ridge by going around Lough Acorrymore
simon3 10 hours ago.
This is a relatively easy way to reach the Croughan ridgeline and get a taste for the magnificent all-round views. Ir... walk, Len: 7.8km, Climb: 595m, Area: Croaghaun SW Top, Achill/Corraun (Ireland

  
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Crocknafarragh SE Top: Climb it, but include one or more "cousins"
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 21 hours ago.
The way to Crocknafarragh SE Top can follow the full route up to Crocknafarragh with an additional 700m walk out to the lesser top or, part of the way up, by contouring up and around the S flanks ...

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eamonoc
eamonoc a day ago.
A lot of walking done and so much more to do, thank you Mountainviews for the inspiration

  
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Baurtregaum Far NE Top: Great views from a so-so mountain
Colin Murphy a day ago.
The view over Tralee Bay at low tide from Baurtregaum Far NE Top had the appearance of the Amazon River delta!

  
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Scouting the start of the Galty Challenge.
jackill a day ago.
walk, Len: 17.5km, Climb: 623m, Area: Slieveanard NE Top, Galty Mountains (Irel...

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Bunnacunneen South Top: Simple bag from nearby tops
Colin Murphy a day ago.
For approach see entry for Bunnacunneen SE Top. From that grassy summit it is just over 1km across a gently rising slope to the NW and the South Top's equally grassy summit, which has marvellous p...

  
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molls gap loop walk
strangeweaver 4 days ago.
From the car park at molls gap follow the narrow country lane down to the pass between to stumpa duloigh and Knocklome... walk, Len: 17.6km, Climb: 985m, Area: Dunkerron Mountains (Ireland) Knocklome

  
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Bunnacunneen SE Top: Handy track
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy a day ago.
Although there was a sign on the track at L973 570 forbidding trespassers, the farmer in the nearby farmhouse had no problem with us using the track, which curved up the hillside almost to the sum...

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Simple ascent of Minaun.
simon3 4 days ago.
An easy way up starting from the carpark. walk, Len: 3.6km, Climb: 121m, Area: Minaun, Achill/Corraun (Ireland) Minaun

  
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Caherbarnagh East Top: A Hidden Gem Discovered
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 2 days ago.
Park off road next to gate at the saddle between Claragh Mountain and Curracahill W23626 87990. There's room for 3-4 cars to park safely. Climb gate and follow rough stone track keeping forest to ...

  
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Puglia: Circuit south of Otranto
Onzy 5 days ago.
walk, Len: 11.1km, Climb: 215m, Area: Italy, Apulia ()


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