Ireland is not famous for high mountains, and in fact the tallest mountain in Ireland stands just over 1000m high. I sit at my desk and think of new beginnings – it is New Year’s Eve after all – a day for reflection before moving on. I don’t experience synesthesia – seeing numbers and days as colours and shapes – except at this time of the year. You can spend a whole lot of money on a decent mountain bike but my advice is to stick to a price range and only road test those bikes that fall in that price range, period.
The mountain represents the problems and obstacles in your life that cause you worry and fear. Travelers can tailor their own personal mountain vacation to include all of their favorite activities on one trip. Here, I turned left, continuing on the broad trail up to the summit of Trayfoot Mountain.
Most notable was the purchase of private land by the State so the bureaucrats could enclose the State’s largest known gold deposit into a historic site without considering any geological studies (which were available at the time of withdrawal). Two other major crash sites nearby include a military plane on Humpback Mountain and the most notorious, a Piedmont Airlines Douglas DC-3 that crashed in 1959 on Bucks Elbow Mountain during its descent into Charlottesville.
The view is rather limited, but still worthwhile as it yields a unique view of Neighbor Mountain. Trayfoot’s prominent position in the South District, on the edge of Shenandoah Valley, would probably have made the views from a lookout atop this mountain second to none.
Dark Mountain: Issue 11 takes as its premise the notion of endings – cultural, social, ecological, political, existential – but recognises that things seldom end, or begin, in well-mannered ways. But mountain habitats are often destroyed to make way for roads, hotels and other developments (such as hydropower).