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padodes
2008-03-01 20:55:05
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Still more on lamination
Adding to the theme of laminated maps, there's a similar approach that I have used myself for a number of years. Without having to go to the not inconsiderable expense of acquiring a full set of OSI TrailMaster software, there are several programmes, easily available on the Internet, that are designed to use imported scanned maps in conjunction with a GPS. (Some of these programmes, at least in a limited version, are free to use, but it can be well worth paying for unrestricted use.) Once a scanned map is imported into the programme, it can be calibrated to indicate the Irish Grid and easily scaled from the common OSI 1:50,000 to the more walker-friendly 1:25,000. This can be printed off on an A4 sheet and plastified with any of the small laminators one can get in the stores. The disadvantage with this process, however, is the stiffness of the end-product, which cannot (easily) be folded. The advantage is that it will show most of the ground one can cover in a normal day's walk, and it will definitely not turn into a sopping rag when the rain comes down. It's practically indestructible. A don't think there's any copyright issue here, since the map is scanned and used for purely private purposes.
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Summit Comment
Knockbwee: Summit Revealed
CaminoPat 17 hours ago.
From the south, parking available for only one car at W124 775. Proceed uphill from junction with local road in a NNW direction along a rough stone covered road until you come to a six bar field g...

  
Track
Slieveboy Loop
jgfitz 22 hours ago.
We followed the official National Loop Walk, Loop 106C, which is the purple trail. We took one small shortcut, but add... walk, Len: 14.1km, Climb: 424m, Area: Slieveboy, North Wexford (Ireland) Slie

  
Summit Summary
Crocknafarragh SE Top: Climb it, but include one or more "cousins"
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 a day ago.
The way to Crocknafarragh SE Top can follow the full route up to Crocknafarragh with an additional 700m walk out to the lesser top or, part of the way up, by contouring up and around the S flanks ...

Track
Croughan ridge by going around Lough Acorrymore
simon3 a day ago.
This is a relatively easy way to reach the Croughan ridgeline and get a taste for the magnificent all-round views. Ir... walk, Len: 7.8km, Climb: 595m, Area: Croaghaun SW Top, Achill/Corraun (Ireland

  
Summit Comment
Baurtregaum Far NE Top: Great views from a so-so mountain
Colin Murphy 2 days ago.
The view over Tralee Bay at low tide from Baurtregaum Far NE Top had the appearance of the Amazon River delta!

  
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eamonoc
eamonoc 2 days ago.
A lot of walking done and so much more to do, thank you Mountainviews for the inspiration

Track
Scouting the start of the Galty Challenge.
jackill 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 17.5km, Climb: 623m, Area: Slieveanard NE Top, Galty Mountains (Irel...

  
Summit Comment
Bunnacunneen South Top: Simple bag from nearby tops
Colin Murphy 2 days ago.
For approach see entry for Bunnacunneen SE Top. From that grassy summit it is just over 1km across a gently rising slope to the NW and the South Top's equally grassy summit, which has marvellous p...

  
Track
molls gap loop walk
strangeweaver 5 days ago.
From the car park at molls gap follow the narrow country lane down to the pass between to stumpa duloigh and Knocklome... walk, Len: 17.6km, Climb: 985m, Area: Dunkerron Mountains (Ireland) Knocklome

Summit Summary
Bunnacunneen SE Top: Handy track
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy 2 days ago.
Although there was a sign on the track at L973 570 forbidding trespassers, the farmer in the nearby farmhouse had no problem with us using the track, which curved up the hillside almost to the sum...

  
Track
Simple ascent of Minaun.
simon3 5 days ago.
An easy way up starting from the carpark. walk, Len: 3.6km, Climb: 121m, Area: Minaun, Achill/Corraun (Ireland) Minaun

  
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Caherbarnagh East Top: A Hidden Gem Discovered
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 3 days ago.
Park off road next to gate at the saddle between Claragh Mountain and Curracahill W23626 87990. There's room for 3-4 cars to park safely. Climb gate and follow rough stone track keeping forest to ...


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