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2010-10-05 22:30:28
"View from Observation Point of Zion Canyon." from simon3 Contract pics
Picture: View from Observation Point of Zion Canyon. (Contract pics)

Zion Canyon, Utah, USA.
Gouged by the north fork of the Virgin River, the Canyon is 24km long with walls up to 800m above the floor. Although this truly spectacular place teems with wildlife we saw little more than a tarantula , chipmunks and some distant hunting birds.
It also teems with humanity. As a national park it has some 2.7m visitors a year (nearly 8000 a day average) and has facilities such as internal public transport, constructed paths, cafes, campgrounds that we in Ireland would only have in dreams - or perhaps nightmares.
Although the air was clear and cloud free, photography was often difficult because of the extreme contrast between the dark shadow and stark sunlit often whitish rocks. This picture, taken using the HDR technique, is what I came up with. The ridge mid right and just higher than centre of the picture is known as Angel's Landing and is a popular scramble with what we would call via ferrata in Europe, a route with aids such as cables and chains. Unfortunately it was "closed for maintenance" the day we were there so we settled for the walk to another rim vantage "Observation Point"
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Summit Summary
Carran South Top: An uninspiring summit
Collaborative entry Last edit by: liz50 14 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 19 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 14 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
An Cheathr˙ Lair: Highest Point is the West Quarter.89m ?
ucampbell 19 hours ago.
The way marked trail maps provided on the Island lead you to the Cliffs. However I wanted to reach the highest point and this was easily done in the time allowed before getting the afternoon ferry...

  
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Lackagh Mountain: Lackagh or Boleybrack?
TommyV a day ago.
My approach to Lackagh mountain also known as Boleybrack was from the West side of the mountain. There is a road leading to G90078 31002 where there is a road leading into a forest with unauthoriz...

  
Track
An Starraicin
Fergalo 22 hours ago.
An Starraicin overlooking lockadun starting at the Lockadun start point Cloghane walk, Len: 9.0km, Climb: 533m, Area: An Starraic?n, Central Dingle (Ireland) An...

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Carrane Hill: Navy Seals only for this approach
TommyV a day ago.
I decided to try Carrane Hill from the East side as it looked on my map as if there was a forest track going most of the way up and indeed there is. It's possible to park at a forestry gate at G86...

  
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Curlew Mountains: The Blair Witch Project
TommyV a day ago.
It's hard to believe this has been visited by 19 members. paddyhillsbaggers description is about right. The first stage is a stumble over stumps and felled trees before entering the forest. I had ...

  
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Croaghmuckros: A great reward for a leisurely stroll
bertandally 2 days ago.
We parked up at the entrance to the comms mast access road at G6186975866 as we thought the access road was the best option for us as we had our 6 year old with us and regardless the recent weathe...

Track
Brandon point to Sas Creek to Araglen
Fergalo a day ago.
Brandon point to Sas Creek to Araglen returning to Brandon point be Teer bog road walk, Len: 16.2km, Climb: 554m, Area: Faill an tS?is, Brandon Group (Ireland) F...

  
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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...

  
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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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