Brown’s Hill and Croaghnageer Mountain (Part 2)

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Continuing the previous post – https://aidymcglynn.wordpress.com/2014/01/12/browns-hill-and-croaghnageer-mountain-part-1/

– as I made my way up the slope to Croaghnageer, I looked back to see the moon over Brown’s Hill.

There were brighter skies to the North, and the mountains there were still catching glimpses of sun.  I was stunned by the beauty of these mountains in the snow.

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The summit cairn coming into view.

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A look over to nearby Croaghanirwore in the warm evening light.  If it hadn’t been for oncoming darkness, I would have taken the short walk over, but time was against me now.

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West towards Lough Eske and the Atlantic.

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Nearing the summit.

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Lough Mourne on the left of the picture, and towards the right, Lowerymore River winding its way round the foot to Croaghconnellagh to Barnes Gap.

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The large summit cairn, and I had finally reached the top.

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I had reached my second summit of the day, and the half way point, as I was returning by a similar route, so again, it seems like a natural point to break.  I will describe the descent in a final part.

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