“It is best not to start off too fast. It will take a mile or so to get into the rhythm of the walk, and to let the pack settle down on your back. Soon the stride will become looser and more automatic, and once again you begin to cover the day’s miles with ease. You have slept well, you have a good breakfast inside you, and its already a great day. What more could you want? There’s no pressure, no telephone, no motorcars, no newspapers full of gloomy news. There’s just the track in front of you, rising, and the wind at your back. Keep right on moving. There’s a long way to go today…“ – Robin Adshead, The Spur Book of Backpacking (1976). Photo: Aidan Ennis - View from the Slieve Mish Mountains on the Dingle Peninsula looking over Castlemaine Harbour, Inch Strand, and Dingle Bay. Across the bay the mountains of the Iveragh Peninsula, are visible.
The breathtaking Caha Mountains of the Beara Peninsula in South West Kerry and Cork, Ireland. . This is a landscape that has remained largely unchanged for 12,000 years; where mist-shrouded slate mountains, rugged green rolling hills and coves of golden sand sit side-by-side. . This is the place of Owen Mór and his Spanish wife Princess Beara, of the Slieve Miskish Mountains, of the tallest Ogham stone in Europe, and of rich flora and fauna all along the Wild Atlantic Way. . Less than 7,000 people live in this part of Ireland; its unspoilt beauty is surely amongst the most dramatic and awe-inspiring this exceptional country has to offer. . #beara#bearapeninsula#cork#kerry#ireland#ardgroom#kenmare#castletownbere#ringofkerry#cahamountains#slievemishmountains#visitireland
Have you ever refrained from a beautiful hiking experience because it warns of unmarked trails? It is obviously the correct thing to do to err on the side of caution, but if you prepare yourself and your pack ahead of time, those unmarked trails might be more within reach than you realize. . . Taking the trail less traveled can be an exhilarating experience, but it can also be a very scary experience if you aren’t prepared. I am writing this blog on personal experiences. We live and we learn — and I would never wish the tears-in-your-eyes-heart-in-your-throat feeling on anyone. Trust me when I say that there is no such thing as being over-prepared. . . Take a look at the link in my profile to continue reading my blog, published on the official website of @girlswhohikeofficial. ⛰⬆️