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Re: Jan 23/24 10 Donard Forest Camping Trip
« Reply #165 on: January 25, 2010 »

Had a crackin' weekend, best fun I've had in the hills for quite some time!  Thanks for the invite to come along, really friendly bunch and I learnt a lot as well.  Hope to get out again soon, and be a kilo or two lighter as well :)

Glad you had a great time mate nothin like a few days in the hills.
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Re: Jan 23/24 10 Donard Forest Camping Trip
« Reply #166 on: January 25, 2010 »

Great weekend, got home at 9pm........lol

Thanks again to andy for the trasport..!

ankle not in great shape, but hope its god for the next outing........!! 8)
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Re: Jan 23/24 10 Donard Forest Camping Trip
« Reply #167 on: January 25, 2010 »

curious, what is it? I'm thinking a velbon v-pod might be of use for times like this, however, the benbo will come with me this weekend, whether I spend the whole time cursing it or not.

666_pack, she could drop me and her dog off alright but she would still need lifted to start at carrick little ???


*edit* that graph makes it look like we're climbing the Matterhorn or something!  :D



Ulsterwalker - What software is this you are using?
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Re: Jan 23/24 10 Donard Forest Camping Trip
« Reply #168 on: January 25, 2010 »

Hey Kirth, Its Quo Mapping software.
I don't have it, just re-pasted one of jonno's screen shots, he started a thread about it here  ----> http://www.ni-wild.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=749.0


Was a good weekend, good wee walk, but my legs are a it stiff as a result, sitting round the camp fire was pretty rocking, even if my clothes now make me smell like an arsonist.
Couldn't ask for better weather in Jan I don't fink

Good to see everyone again and the new faces too!

And a big thank you to Simon for dropping me at my door, couldn't ask any more than that!
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Re: Jan 23/24 10 Donard Forest Camping Trip
« Reply #169 on: January 25, 2010 »

Good wee trip that! Good to meet you all. No probs about the lift Keith! I only took a few snaps (off duty!  ;D) but here's a few to give a flavour of the two days:














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Re: Jan 23/24 10 Donard Forest Camping Trip
« Reply #170 on: January 26, 2010 »

For all that couldn't make it we walked exactly as planned in 2 groups from Carrick Little and Meelmore Lodge to Donard Forest (with MG1 coming up the short way from Donard Car Park at 9pm) for a standard NI-Wild night out. Big fire, food, a few drinkies, bit of rock music and some awesome chat. Coming home we split again into 2 groups at the Donard Saddle heading along the Brandy Pad or back over Commedagh and met up at Hares Gap, then back for Meelmore Lodge for bacon and eggs.

Think it was probably the best trip yet and the walks were just enough for me (my legs were screaming on Monday :D). Highlight had to be the new husband and wife team of Billy_Backpack and Chris_8764 with their dinner choice of fillet steak, mange tout and baby sweetcorn topped with pepper sauce and cooked on a single trangia followed by steamed pudding and custard and all accompanied by a nice red! Made our pasta and cous cous look a little less interesting  :o  ::)

Was grand to see all the new faces, hopefully you'll all be regulars now that you've seen how blummin' awesome we all are in the flesh :P



















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Re: Jan 23/24 10 Donard Forest Camping Trip
« Reply #171 on: January 26, 2010 »

Mmmmmmmm...
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Re: Jan 23/24 10 Donard Forest Camping Trip
« Reply #172 on: January 26, 2010 »

Perfectly cooked too!

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Re: Jan 23/24 10 Donard Forest Camping Trip
« Reply #173 on: January 26, 2010 »

now you know why andy is so chuffed ;D

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Re: Jan 23/24 10 Donard Forest Camping Trip
« Reply #174 on: January 26, 2010 »

What can I say ......Awesome trip........Fantastic company .......and truly Magnificent cuisine  ;)

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Re: Jan 23/24 10 Donard Forest Camping Trip
« Reply #175 on: January 26, 2010 »

Got round to going through my pics and turfing at least half of them, and doing a bit of editing on the "keepers" here's a couple from the weekend.

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More can be seen on flickr here----> http://www.flickr.com/photos/39480762@N08/sets/72157623289540614/
Prob best viewing them in a slideshow, click here to start the show-----> http://www.flickr.com/photos/39480762@N08/sets/72157623289540614/show/
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Re: Jan 23/24 10 Donard Forest Camping Trip
« Reply #176 on: January 27, 2010 »

some great pics there keith....it really was a cracking trip.
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