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Dublin Day Trips – Wicklow Mountains Hikes

When visiting Dublin, make sure to visit the scenic countryside at some point, maybe in between those marathon pub sessions.  It’s a great way to sweat out those poisons that accumulate in your body after abandoning all sense of decency and diving headfirst into reckless abandon.  Was that a bit much?  Dubliners would say no.  Well they would probably say something more like feck it sure it’s grand!  We stayed in Dublin for five days with a wonderful Irish couple who took us on a hiking trip in the Wicklow mountains; this is where the water in Guinness comes from.  Why does all this relate to drinking?  Ireland is known for its politeness and sobriety so I have no idea.  We visited the Glendalough Trails in the Wicklow Mountains National Park and trekked across a 9km trail (Spinc and Glenealo Valley White Route) that spanned waterfalls, grassy hilltops, and scenic valleys.

Dublin Day Trips: Wicklow Mountains Hike | The Alternative Atlas

^^^ The Poulanass Waterfall is the first natural wonder that intersects the trail.

Dublin Day Trips: Wicklow Mountains Hike | The Alternative Atlas

^^^There are 600 wooden steps that lead to the crest of the cliff; this is the OG of stairmasters.  Jaime is pretty sure that Dr. Dre gives it a reference in The Chronic.

Dublin Day Trips: Wicklow Mountains Hike | The Alternative Atlas

^^^These guys were modeling for the new Behemoth album cover so they stayed just a few feet away from the path.  A perfect spot to be photographed and eat grass at the same time

Dublin Day Trips: Wicklow Mountains Hike | The Alternative Atlas

Dublin Day Trips: Wicklow Mountains Hike | The Alternative Atlas

Dublin Day Trips: Wicklow Mountains Hike | The Alternative Atlas

Dublin Day Trips: Wicklow Mountains Hike | The Alternative Atlas

^^^Dude in a Deafheaven shirt on the cliffs of Glendalough!  What’s a Deafheaven, you ask?  Nevermind.  Just make sure to take note of the hiking gear: black hoodie, black band shirt, black Primark jeans, and black Vans.  Obviously this man is a pro.

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