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Colin Murphy
2019-12-06 17:28:49
"A mere morsel of the vast Iguazu spectacle..." from Colin Murphy Contract pics
Picture: A mere morsel of the vast Iguazu spectacle... (Contract pics)
Too beautiful for words...
On a recent trip to Argentina, we took a flight from Buenos Aires to visit one of nature's greatest sights - The Iguazu Falls, which are shared between Argentina and Brazil. I've heard the Brazil side is the better viewing point, but frankly, that's hard to imagine. Getting there involves a bus journey to the National Park from the local town of Puerto Iguazu which takes about 30 minutes. Unfortunately it is not possible to walk to the largest single waterfall - Garganta del Diablo (The Devil's Throat), but an open sided train conducts you most of the way, (about 5-6km) and then you walk a further 1.5km along a series of tracks and metal footbridges linking islands in the vast Iguazu River. Garganta del Diablo is truly spectacular - about the size of Niagara in itself, and flowing into a verdant basin that is surrounded on three sides by countless other smaller waterfalls - it is truly difficult to turn away from the sight. But it gets better! Returning to the National Park, you can explore a network of trails that lead to a different section of the falls, and you can follow footbridges from one fall to the next. This section if indescribably beautiful - like having a glimpse into paradise! Had two days here and wished we'd stayed a week to fully explore all the forest track and countless views of nature at it finest.
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Summit Summary
Cushbawn: Pleasant walk to unmarked summit.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 a day ago.
Just past the fake village of Macreddin heading north, there is room to park for a couple of cars on the right.Go south about 300m on the road until you come to Macreddin Bridge Follow the track o...

  
Summit Comment
Ballycumber Hill: Decent little Carn doesn't demand too much.
Colin Murphy a day ago.
A relatively easy ascent mostly up decent tracks. Followed the suggested route from Mangan's Lane (which I discovered is opposite the entrance to the local GAA Club.) It was a fine spring day so I...

  
Forum: Suggestions
Revised place names from Paul Tempan
simon3 2 days ago.
Many of the placenames and Irish forms for names in MountainViews came from the work of Paul Tempan, a qualified scholar in the area.He has issued a revised document with various changes and impro...

Summit Comment
Slieve Maan North Top: Is that it!
march-fixer 5 days ago.
This spot is easiest located by heading towards Slieve Maan from the Military Road and then heading north along the extraction track. It is not a place for visiting other than for summit bagging o...

  
Track
Slieve Maan to Croaghanmoira Circuit
march-fixer 5 days ago.
In view of the COVID-19 warnings, we decided to pick an out of the way route that would hopefully provide plenty of ... walk, Len: 12.4km, Climb: 666m, Area: Slieve Maan, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) S||

  
Track
A "Holy" fantastic Path
march-fixer a week ago.
In olden days Mass Paths were the most direct routes to and from the local churchs. This path leads south from Blackrock walk, Len: 1.4km, Climb: 217m, Area: Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) ||

Track
Old School Slieve Carr route, with Tawnyanruddia
markwallace 5 days ago.
Due to its status as Probably the Most Remote Mountain in Ireland, I have wanted to climb Slieve Carr for a while. I... walk, Len: 29.3km, Climb: 1071m, Area: North Mayo (Ireland) Tawnyanruddia, Sl||

  
Summit Comment
Slieve Maan: Worth the walk
march-fixer 5 days ago.
What's not to like about a nice forest walk. This little gem is not as "maan" as it is made out to be! If you happen to be walking down along the fire break towards it on a clear sunny day then th...

  
Track
Pic de Montaut via Borne des Trois Seigneurs
David-Guenot a week ago.
Third ascent and third different route up the Pic de Montaut (1722m), via its N ridge, with a detour to the minor top of walk, Len: 12.3km, Climb: 827m, Area: France, Occitanie () ||

Forum: General
Covid19 and Hillwalking
Colin Murphy a week ago.
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/coronavirus-concern-over-lack-of-social-distancing-during-outdoor-walks-1.4205805

  
Summit Comment
Croaghanmoira: The best for less!
march-fixer 5 days ago.
This spectacular summit can be reached without much effort from the nearby Military Road. A good track leads straight to the top. Please note that this is a permissive path.The views from up there...

  
Track
Glenariff Waterfalls Walk
Peter Walker a week ago.
walk, Len: 3.2km, Climb: 163m, Area: Antrim Hills (Ireland) ||


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