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henryb

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Sunshine and snow on Slieve Muck
« on: 20:06:41, 30/03/17 »
Last Sunday saw me take in one of my favourite summits in the Mournes, Slieve Muck. Slieve Muck occupies a central location sandwiched between the higher eastern Mournes and neighboring western Mournes. It was the first week-end of sunshine since January :) . Starting from Dear's Meadow mid-afternoon I followed the Mourne wall towards the summit; the summit is a broad grassy dome-shaped peak which requires considerable detours to get the best photos. After venturing southwards towards Gamekeepers Lodge I cut back to the summit cairn. I was pleasantly surprised to see some snow patches on the summit. I took my time soaking up the sun as I returned to the car by following the Mourne wall. Total distance was approximately 6km.


Retrospective view of Pigeon, taken on the ascent:
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From Doan to Binnian:
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Slieve Binnian and Slievenaglogh:
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Great gully of Eagle:
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Crocknefeola forest:
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Spelga reservoir:
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From wee Binnian to Commedagh:
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Knockchree and Slievenagore:
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The Binnians:
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Carlingford Lough from Slieve Muck:
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Spelga Reservoir:
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The Mourne wall and the eastern Mournes:
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Slievenaglogh and Knockchree:
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Eastern and central Mournes from Muck:
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Binnian, Lamagan and Donard from Muck:
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April

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Re: Sunshine and snow on Slieve Muck
« Reply #1 on: 23:12:10, 30/03/17 »
Great pics Henry  O0 Incredible on a walk of 6km that you get to see so much, mountains, sea, a good value for money walk   :)

I do love the place names over there. Pigeon, Great Gully of Eagle, Crocknefeola forest, Wee Binnian  :) The weather hasn't been great in the Lakes, except for last weekend, we were elsewhere though! Good to get sunshine, it does you the world of good.
"Who would've thought...... you are light and darkness coming through" words by Tim Armstrong

henryb

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Re: Sunshine and snow on Slieve Muck
« Reply #2 on: 20:14:26, 03/04/17 »
Thanks April; It has been a long 7 weeks for the first week-end of sunshine over here. Traditionally February tends to be the worst month for weather :)

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Re: Sunshine and snow on Slieve Muck
« Reply #3 on: 21:56:22, 03/04/17 »
Love the views.  Some nice pics.  Class O0 O0

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Re: Sunshine and snow on Slieve Muck
« Reply #4 on: 19:32:56, 04/04/17 »
Great pics O0
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henryb

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Re: Sunshine and snow on Slieve Muck
« Reply #5 on: 19:38:40, 04/04/17 »
Thanks sunnydale and dittzzy O0