The three weeks of Spring weather that we had enjoyed of late was firmly pushed aside Monday by a terrific blast of winter. Ten minutes of uphill later, I was back at the trail junction and this time took the AT south. I enjoyed the view for a little while before returning to the AT and then taking the junction for the Trayfoot Mountain Trail in the middle of the boulder field. If you have plans in climbing the mountain during summer, best time of the day to start climbing is about 4am up to 5am.
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The Bonanza on Dobie Mountain is, by my understanding, the most easily accessible plane wreckage near Charlottesville. Like the mountain climber, once that intermediate goal is accomplished, then you will find yourself halfway up the mountain. Despite their importance, mountain ecosystems, people and wildlife are under a barrage of threats.
Dark Mountain offers no dogma or moral instruction, but if it has sometimes brushed up against the experience of the sacred, I guess it’s because that is just what happens when people come together in the face of the unknown, finding a sense of communion that is often lacking elsewhere, and making room for the strange kinds of words that point towards the wordless.
Unlike Sewart which remains a graveyard of trees, Buck Creek is a six-foot hedge of ridiculously healthy growth. Slieve Donard meaning Sliabh Domengard in Irish or Donard Mountain, is the tallest mountain in Ulster, peaking at 850 meters. I spent about two hours up in the mountain, By the time I reached the base station, it was about 11 am. The crowd has built up. There were hundreds of visitors queuing for cable car.