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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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Forum: General
Misty Morning Hills.
tomlug48 3 hours ago.
Coming down off Djouce in the early morning and gazing at the beautiful mist shrouded silhouettes of the south Wicklow hills .

  
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Pouy de Hourmigué
David-Guenot a day ago.
walk, Len: 17.9km, Climb: 1379m, Area: France, Occitanie ()

  
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The Laugavegur (Hot Springs) Trail, Iceland
mcrtchly 5 days ago.
Listed as one of the top twenty best treks in the world by National Geographic, the Laugavegur Trail (The Hot Spring Rou walk, Len: 56.6km, Climb: 1414m, Area: Iceland, South ()

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Drumnalifferny loop
David-Guenot 6 days ago.
Exploring Drumnalifferny as to bag the NE top. Fantastic views once the clouds lifted. I also spent some time to clim... walk, Len: 8.6km, Climb: 542m, Area: Drumnalifferny Mountain, Donegal NW (Irel

  
Summit Comment
Cullaun: A quick bag.
TommyV 2 weeks ago.
Aidand's directions are spot on. The road that looks like an entrance to a house actually leads into a forest, it is rough but manageable if you drive very slow. I drove as far as an old abandoned...

  
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Mauherslieve: Mother of God!!
TommyV 2 weeks ago.
What can I say about Mauherslieve? It really is one of those mountains that will have you asking yourself "What am I doing? Started out at the livestock pen mentioned by csd. It is important to no...

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The shortest route up Knocklayd
David-Guenot 6 days ago.
walk, Len: 4.8km, Climb: 372m, Area: Knocklayd, Antrim Hills (Ireland) Knocklay...

  
Summit Summary
Coomura Mountain: Prairies and precipices
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker 2 weeks ago.
Teetering on the northern edge of the extensive plateau extending north from Knocknagantee in the Dunkerrons, Coomura Mountain presents very differing forms of complexity depending on viewpoint. I...

  
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Knocknacusha: There and back again
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker 2 weeks ago.
You can start at Ballaghisheen, a mountain pass V671 792. Space here for 3-4 cars. Ballaghisheen is at just over 300m so the climb to the top at around 551m is not a great strain. There is a sign ...

Summit Comment
Cooneen Hill: Very average
TommyV 2 weeks ago.
Nothing to add to simon3's directions. Like quite a few of the hills in North Tipperary, this one is through a Coilte forest track to begin with and then the tough push through some horrible groun...

  
Summit Summary
Meenteog: Squat and steep-sided summit on Glenbeigh Horseshoe
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker 2 weeks ago.
Lumpen in its higher reaches but very much steep-sided lower down (especially to the north), Meenteog is the first of the higher, more dramatic summits on the Glenbeigh Horseshoe if walked clockwi...

  
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The easy way up Doire Ui Fhril
David-Guenot 6 days ago.
walk, Len: 1.7km, Climb: 50m, Area: Doire U? Fhr?l, Derryveagh Mountains (Irela...


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