simoburn: Track 2755 in area near Nephin, North Mayo (Ireland)
PMG Walk 70 - Nephin Mountain
Length: 11.3km, Creator time taken: 2h16m, Ascent: 776m, Descent: 742m
Places:Start at G08277 05245, Nephin, end at G07772 06802 1.6km N from Start Logged as completed by 1
PMG Walk 70 - Nephin Mountain. I arrived at Nephin with the summit up somewhere in the clouds...nothing new for me these days it seemed. I found parking and easy access to the hill side after the forest section ends. I had to cross two fences but once that was done I got onto the ridge and followed a track up along the ridge. Near the summit there are a lot of stone piles marking the way. They would appear slowly from the cloud and sometimes looked like people coming my way. Sadly not, I was utterly alone in the cloud and harsh wind. I reached the Trig Pillar and snapped a few photos and headed down the ridge the other side. I am not a huge fan of up and down the same way and considering I had the time I wanted to make it more of a loop walk and see what the other side of the hill was like. In this case it was still cloud covered (obviously) but the descent was steep which I enjoyed but the rocks and mossy grass was extremely slippy from all the rain and I nearly went for a bum slide a few times! Reached the lower slopes and headed to the back road that runs parallel to the road R316. To get on to the road I had to cross again two fences and enter a field which by the looks of the ground usually had cows ( :/ my favourite) in it. Once in the field you can exit via a gate. I walked the back road back to where it joins the R312 and then along this to my car. It took some time but the weather was ok and I was enjoying the fact that I now only had 99 summits left in Project Mountain Goat, I also had just done the last 800 meter summits that I would have to climb on the challenge. Next time hopefully I'll get some views from the summit..whenever next time may be...
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