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simon3: Track 4232 in area near Derrybawn Mountain, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)
Halloween mists on Derrybawns two ridges.
Length: 15.5km, Creator time taken: 5h11m, Ascent: 661m,
Descent: 657m

Places: Start at T12598 96769, Derrybawn Mountain, Mullacor, end at Start
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Prepared by the weather forecast for heavy later rain we started out this Halloween on a fairly ordinary route via various developing and unmarked forest paths through oakwoods to get to east ridge to Derrybawn. The weather was more continuous condensation and light drizzle with the anticipated rain never appearing. Fine weather for sinuses and mist pictures.
Derrybawn oaks and mellow mists.
Over the years since I first starting coming to Derrybawn in the early 1970s it has acquired a series of boggy tracks such as the one we used on the east ridge ascending to the summit. I'd love to have pics but it was simply too wet to use the main camera. Mullacor was its usual wet self - there was little enthusiasm to extend the walk or stand around.
Sombre, haunting, protecting and calm all at the same time.
Avoiding the Spinc bored-walk we returned via a sharp left turn in the forest above the Upper Lake There's something magnificent about a forest in these misty moist conditions. Suddenly from the bright but saturating weather you enter the calm peaceful world of the trees. Of course we know its commercial sitka spruce forestry and could easily be cut down but let's enjoy the minute.
The Round Tower.

Returning via the Green road with the plentiful numbers of tourists braving the mist there were reminders of the 9th century and the heritage of the place. Enhanced by the mist giving it an ethereal look.
Monastic village, wisps of tourism.
All in all the right weather for halloween.

Uploaded on: Fri, 1 Nov 2019 (10:19:16)
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