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dhmiriam
2009-05-08 21:58:22
"The Crag. Stone steps lower left." from dhmiriam Contract pics
Picture: The Crag. Stone steps lower left. (Contract pics)

Dominion and de minnows.
Out of the wind, with Hare’s Gap gate behind us and scanning right to left, a circle of mountains play ring-a-rosies on the horizon. Bearnagh’s north and south tors, Ben Crom, Binnian, Lamagan, Cove, Beag, Donard in the backdrop, Commedagh, until finally, the Brandy Pad track leads the eye back to our position. Translated from their Irish, the gathering read like a tribe of Red Indian warriors, Gapped Mountain, Mountain of the Curved Peak, Mountain of the Small Peak, Creepy (Crawly) Mountain, Little Mountain, Mountain of the Holy One, Domhangart, Watching (Guarding) Mountain, Rugged Mountain, and Mountain of the Stones. Some, like Bearnagh equipped with a tomahawk or two. Apart from the wind there is not a sound to be heard. Directly opposite us, we glimpse the Ben Crom Reservoir well bedded down. Skinny, shimmering streams mimic snail tracks crossing the glen from mountains to lake, to drown in a pool as dark and sad as a saucer of Guinness. Out of nowhere, two voices approach down wind of us, their accompanying beings young, athletic, still illusioned, bounding past us with that amiable nod of the very young to the been there, up the steps, goat like they go, left of the crag. I smiled consolatory, at my partner’s back. As we stood to go, we heard a cry as one of their party lost a footing. We wait for the next sound, which is a peal of laughter as one or other of the two must have come to an amusing landing. Ten minutes later we spot the pair slowly edging their way upward, not a word now wasted on their efforts. Sugared up, (one of us just a tad too snug after the event), we head, eastwards, off to the left, and across the Brandy Pad.
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Summit Summary
Carran South Top: An uninspiring summit
Collaborative entry Last edit by: liz50 2 hours ago.
The shortest approach to Carran S top is from Bealick. Starting from Gougane Barra forest park W070 653 C. Follow trail to it's high point then head North to Bealick then follow a fence to Carran ...

  
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No Green Card Required!
liz50 7 hours ago.
With the likely postponement of Brexit until June at the earliest a Green Card will not be required to attend the Mountainviews members and friends meetup walk in the Mournes on Saturday 6th April...

  
Summit Summary
Carran: Several approachs
Collaborative entry Last edit by: liz50 2 hours ago.
There is no direct approach to Carran. The options include taking in all 4 Carran summits from the west parking near a farmyard at the end of a yellow road W039 689 and follow a track from W043 68...

Summit Comment
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ucampbell 7 hours ago.
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Lackagh Mountain: Lackagh or Boleybrack?
TommyV a day ago.
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Track
An Starraicin
Fergalo 10 hours ago.
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Carrane Hill: Navy Seals only for this approach
TommyV a day ago.
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TommyV a day ago.
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bertandally 2 days ago.
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Fergalo a day ago.
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Carronadavderg: Very unremarkable.
TommyV 2 days ago.
Not much to add to the comments here except that there appears to be some maintenance work being carried out on the access road so there is a mound of gravel at the access gate so parking is a bit...

  
Summit Comment
Carricktriss Gorse: Looking for a trig in the trees.
TommyV 2 days ago.
Followed the directions provided by wicklore and jackhil. Happy to report that there is no sign of the rottweiler but the house does have a beware of the dog sign. Just to mention it's possible to...


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