First Hike of 2019

This weekend I was craving a trip to the Mournes. Unfortunately, after running errands on Sunday I didn’t have much time for a big hike; so I opted for the Western Mournes.

Which summit you might ask? Rocky Mountain.

I have said this before but people quickly overlook the western peaks. Many of them take only 30 minute of your time and will give you some of the best views the Mournes has to offer.

Thankfully I arrived well before sunset and was able to watch the light change over the course of an hour. However it wasn’t until the sun went down and a rain shower approach that the best light appeared.

See that haze in the distance? That is rain. And a few minutes after taking this shot I was hit with it. But boy was it worth it!