hike: baby bluestacks

On Sunday last week I was supposed to be walking with the Club but due to the yellow weather warning for thunderstorms the walk leader decided to cancel the evening before. I thought this was a bit over cautious but then I’ve never had to take responsibly for a group in the hills.

With a close eye on the forecast I was able to see on Sunday morning that the Bluestack Mountains weren’t going to be at any risk until late Sunday evening so I made the decision to head out, properly equipped in case the weather did turn nasty of course.

I followed a walk from Mountainviews.ie by Gerry McVeigh who has a great YouTube channel also. It was 11km (that somehow turned out to be 12.5km?) and took in 4 summits, all slightly over 400m, on the less trodden section of the range. It was an intensely warm and humid day with hard ground for walking that really took it out of me but it was also a lovely walk and very satisfying to complete. It’s also given me a real confidence boost for the higher Bluestacks.

Unsurprisingly there’s a video on my channel if you are interested in seeing how it went.

Header image by Pixabay from Pexels

2 thoughts on “hike: baby bluestacks

  1. Bookstooge

    You have no idea how much joy it brought me to see you write about being prepared just in case. Oh my goodness!
    We have a mountain, Mt Washington, that isn’t super high but is a real challenge and the weather can change on a dime. So many idiots climb it and then have to be rescued, or die. We’re talking people in flipflops, sandals and t-shirts. sigh.

    Glad your hike turned out so well 😀

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