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Trailtrekker
2014-06-18 12:33:25
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You Don't Know Man you Weren't There!!
It is two years ago this month that it happened and I still wake up in a cold sweat with nightmares about those ten minutes in the Rhododendrons in the Knockmealdowns! Four young fit men following the east Munster way to the vee before heading on for the high summits. Somewhere along the way we overshot our turning point and ended up surrounded by the deadly vegetation. We had two choices, retrace our steps, or as stubborn men tend to do, beat our way forward. It must have taken us all of ten minutes to find that road and I was never as scared in all my life. The temptation was there to ring mountain rescue, but on this occasion we resisted!

As well as the rascally rhododendron we have another major threat to life as we know it on this island. Yes, temperatures are due to hit a massive 29 degree (maybe!) in the west today. This apparently is sufficient to warrant a met eireann weather warning! I can just imagine them all on Joe Duffy this afternoon with their tales of hardship. Maybe just as well that we didn't qualify for the world cup, if a temperature below 30 degree triggers a National Warning!

And now for something completely different..........
It would be remiss of me not to acknowledge the well wishes for our wander around Leinster at the weekend. Thank you all, I am indeed one of the many on here who are not well in the head, we kind of sleep walked up Corn Hill, but to anyone who has been to it, they will know that we missed nothing! GPS track details now updated if you want to look, still dying to know has anyone done this before us?


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An Cnoc Fada: The majesty of the Poisoned Glen in the snow
mcrtchly 2 days ago.
A snowy day gives a different perspective on the Poisoned Glen and Crockfadda. This photo was taken with a 500mm lens at a distance of 1.5km from the Scared Heart Church and 8km from the the Poiso...

  
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Tomies Mountain: Light on Tomies and Purple
davsheen 2 days ago.
Tomies and Purple in the Light from Muckross

  
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Derrygarriff: Free as a bird
Colin Murphy a week ago.
We were lucky to see a white tailed eagle gliding gracefully over Eirk Lough before before coming to rest on a rock, which provided the opportunity to capture a pic of the rarely seen bird of prey...

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Foardal: Beyond a shadow of a doubt
Colin Murphy a week ago.
The French writer Maupassant used to say he had lunch in the Eiffel Tower every day because it was the only place in Paris that he couldn't see the thing. A similar view might be taken of Foardal,...

  
Track
The Beara-Breifne Way Day 6
mlmoroneybb 5 days ago.
Thanks to all for making the weekends on the Beara-Breifne Way so special. We have completed 187Km in 7 Day?s walking walk, Len: 30.3km, Climb: 781m, Area: Paps/Derrynasaggart (Ireland)

  
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The Beara-Breifne Way Day5
mlmoroneybb 5 days ago.
Day 5 we set out for Ballyvourney where some of us put our cupla focail to good use. Along this trail we came across man walk, Len: 23.4km, Climb: 483m, Area: Shehy/Knockboy (Ireland)

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Foardal: Simple approach from NW
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy a week ago.
If you want to do this in isolation, the simplest route is from the car park at V882790, and then heading SE directly up the heathery slope for 1km. The summit itself is a broad heathery mound.

  
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Hillocks
BleckCra a week ago.
Simon. Himself is the well known to some, Bernard Hill. Less well known of course are hills to do with ants, except to some. Keep er lit though. At least some sort of discussion and of course only...

  
Track
The Beara-Breifne Way Day4
mlmoroneybb 5 days ago.
The Saturday trek started in the scenic village of Glengarriff. From here a short boat trip brought some of our members... walk, Len: 27.5km, Climb: 783m, Area: Shehy/Knockboy (Ireland) Foilastookeen

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Enjoy your trip
BleckCra 5 days ago.
The first flurry of snow here in Armagh. A biting wind. Antenna whiskers taste the chill air and the prospect of picture postcard winter days. In no time at all, the Cairngorm Mountain Rescue will...

  
Track
The Beara-Breifne Way Day7
mlmoroneybb 5 days ago.
On Sunday, we were not attacked by the MacCarthys of Drishane Castle but started our walk on the O?Keefe Booning Castl walk, Len: 27.7km, Climb: 362m, Area: Paps/Derrynasaggart (Ireland)

  
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Derrygarriff: Fine summit, easily reached.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy a week ago.
There are access issues around Moll's Gap, so suggest starting at car park at V882790 and proceeding up the heathery slopes to Foardal - about 1km to the SE, before walking the 1.5km to the SW to ...


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