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jkerr
2006-03-23 13:15:43
Back to the Mournes
As Johnny once said "I've been everywhere man....." but my heart is in the Mournes.
The return of the hiking weather brings a spark to living.
I'm sitting at my desk at work longing for that revitalising chill of the mountains, it’s classic hiking weather to day, bright and cool. What appeals to me? .....the solitude, the deep history of the mountains. Landscape. There's an ancient draw embedded in our genes to these immense monuments of nature.
I met man in the mountains who nodded as he passed, all he said was, “It’s good to be alive”. Here here.
PS
What’s the situation regarding mountain bikers tearing down the Glen River path?.
I stopped a biker in full flight as he hammered down the path, and was quickly surrounded by a pack of his aggressive, two wheeled and body armoured companions.
I gave them hell, and they gave hell right back. Upon reflection it’s lucky I didn’t end up in the river.
PPS
Glad to see Bleck Cra back again. I’m sure there’s a hidden subtext in those wonderous thoughts.
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Summit Comment
Slieve Bawn: No longer a drive-up
TommyMc less than an hour ago.
A series of new road barriers means that it's no longer possible to drive further than the car park on the Strokestown side. A very pleasant walk uphill from the car park to the summit and back to...

  
Summit Comment
Mangerton North Top: On the way to Mangerton
MountainHunter 8 hours ago.
I started at Point A car park and followed the path. At about 520m (-9.4817 51.9882) the path swings westward, as you walk along the path, the coum for the Devil's Punchbowl comes into view. After...

  
Summit Comment
Knockalongy South-West Top: Choose your highest point
madfrankie 10 hours ago.
Whichever turfy outcrop is the highest point now may not be in 10 years time.

Summit Comment
Knockalongy South-West Top: Beware of the barrier
madfrankie 10 hours ago.
We followed sandman's route to the summit which is probably the best way to explore Knockalongy and its satellites. Gentle gradients but many eroded peat hags. Worth noting that the forest barrier...

  
Track
Kate's to John's - Na Sléibhte Club Walk
GSheehy a day ago.
When we set up the club we said it was all about the economics of supply and demand - if we supplied challenging walk... walk, Len: 24.9km, Climb: 2015m, Area: Tomies North Top, Purple Mountain (Irel

  
Track
Carrauntoohil via the 'Back Ladder' from the Bridia Valley
peter1 2 days ago.
Park at a small turning place, just opposite The Stepping Stone / Cooky Monsters accommodation and cafe.The route fol... walk, Len: 11.5km, Climb: 1097m, Area: Carrauntoohil, MacGillycuddy's Reeks (I

Summit Comment
Mweelrea: Coastal mountains
simon3 3 days ago.
Ben Bury and Mweelrea form an impressive sight from Clare Island.

  
Summit Comment
Caherbarnagh East Top: An unremarkable summit, worth the visit for the views.
David-Guenot 6 days ago.
The summit is unremarkable though easy to spot as it lies along the fence.

  
Summit Comment
Caherbarnagh East Top: An easy stroll from Caherbarnagh.
David-Guenot 6 days ago.
There is a gate to cross when coming down from the cairn at the NE end of the main Caherbarnagh ridge (I found it was actually easier to cross the fence just right of the gate). There is a faint t...

Summit Comment
Binn Bhriocáin: Long views of a stepped descent.
simon3 3 days ago.
Letterbreckaun can be seen from Clare island, around 33km away. It appears between Mweelrea and the high ground towards the Sheefrys.

  
Summit Comment
Caherbarnagh East Top: A worthwhile addition.
David-Guenot 6 days ago.
This summit is easily reached from the main Caherbarnagh ridge and seems easy enough to get to from Curracahill as well. If coming from Caherbarnagh, best is to cross the fence just before the col...

  
Summit Comment
The Paps East: Two shapely hills.
TommyV a week ago.
There is a forestry road in the Clydagh Valley with parking at W12955 83343. Following this road will lead you out onto the open mountain. From here it's a steep pull up to spot height 562 metres ...


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