Miner's Track
Photo: Milo Kane
The Miner's Track, near the plateau on top of Muckish. Lower down the route weaves from side to side and in places even has steps cut into the rock. Such weaving is not surprising since from the foot of the mountain to the plateau you rise about 340m in a horizontal distance of around 690m, which without zig-zags would be a gradient of around 48%! On later parts of the walk, where there are no paths, zig-zagging is more difficult.

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