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A question to guag.. by gerrym   (Show all posts)
simon3
2005-08-22 08:38:56
Google Earth
Michael -- yes I think fascination and delight is the reaction a lot of people have with Google Earth or other visualisation programs the first times they try them even with the poor sharpness they currently mostly offer.

Try doing visualisation before walking in a new area (Ireland or anywhere else). You gain a basic familiarity with the shape of the land hard to achieve by reading maps. Pickup GPS information for possible points of interest.. So when you walk, you're navigation is simplified and you understand the shape of the land almost instinctively. Add local knowledge, guidebook info and previous walkers' experience (all I hope facilitated by MountainViews for Ireland). Your experience of hillwalking becomes quite different. Check out what interested previous walkers. Your visit's weather and knowledge of the land will often allow you to capture a new photographic composition.

When you return, visualise where you went using GPS tracks. Express yourself. Add interesting viewpoints and evocative pictures about mountains to sites like this. Strengthen your own experience and memories and add interest for others. Complete the information cycle.

Hill-walking in 2010, that's where it is going.
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Summit Comment
Carronadavderg: Very unremarkable.
TommyV a few minutes 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 less than an hour 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...

  
Summit Comment
Knocknamuck: Usain Bolt.
TommyV less than an hour ago.
This is purely for a quick bag. Accessed via the road mentioned in other comments. The area is now a small windfarm and there are signs at the access gate stating no unauthorized personnel. As the...

Summit Comment
Clomantagh Hill: The Kilkenny Burren.
TommyV less than an hour ago.
Eamonoc's directions are spot on on but there is an obvious track made by a tractor so following this will also take you close to the summit. It's a lovely little walk but very obviously on farmla...

  
Track
El Hierro - Island Traverse
GSheehy 6 hours ago.
Getting There :I took the (2h 45min) ferry from Tenerife/Los Cristianos to Puerto de la Estaca. I believe there may also walk, Len: 35.9km, Climb: 1455m, Area: Spain, Canary Islands ()

  
Summit Summary
Benbulbin: Remarkable mountain, watch out for access.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker, simon3, wicklore 11 hours ago.
There have been access difficulties regarding this summit. A simple approach to Benbulbin is to start at G684 451 however some have found difficulties here. A track leads to fields below a steep, ...

Summit Comment
Breesy Hill: Easy Breesy for a 6yr old
bertandally a day ago.
Thanks so much to sandman for the parking spot - it was ideal but the road in here is not for everyone and it might be best now to park at G9808064843 and walk the road in to your starting point a...

  
Track
Clogherhead Circuit
Onzy a day ago.
Slightly lenghtened version of an earlier Simon3 track... walk, Len: 4.3km, Climb: 117m, Area: East Coast (Ireland)

  
Summit Comment
Cort-ma Law East Top: Not the summit
jackill 3 days ago.
Unusually this is not the summit of Cort ma law East top.It is the summit of Cort ma Law.After swimming the bog to pick this up I find its not even listed.... Grr!!, prominence comes back to haunt...

Summit Comment
Meikle Bin: Murky Scottish Hills
jackill 3 days ago.
When you're surrounded by murk and mediocrity it doesn't take much to stand out.Meikle Bin is such a hill sitting in the more or less flat upland bog that make up most of the Campsie Hills.

  
Summit Comment
Slievemaan: Vandalised by quadbikers
quarryman 3 days ago.
A potentially brilliant mountain for walking destroyed by quadbikers; the summit cairn is surrounded by a sea of mud thanks to our considerate friends on 4 wheels. The col between Slievemaan and L...

  
Summit Comment
Camaderry Mountain: One hike two valleys
TommyV a week ago.
There are quicker ways to bag Camaderry but this route is more of a day hike exploring the area. Starting at the Glendalough Youth Hostel, a great place to stay if exploring the area as from here ...


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