Emily

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Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Mount Blaine (Ipswich - Flinders Goolman Conservation Estate)
2 May, 2016
Hard
2.5km
2 hrs
Harder than we expected considering the beautiful new signage at the base of Mt Blaine. The walk up to it is a little steep but an easy, wide fire road. Once you start up the mountain however it is a different story. There are very loose rocks for the most part and it is quite overgrown. (Lots of large golden orb spiders too) We followed the cairns on the way up which is possibly not the official track up but, considering the crazy descent which followed the 'official' orange tape markers, the climb was easier than the descent. The descent included a lot of very large and very loose boulders, so if you are walking with a group make sure you let each person get out of the way of potential falling boulders from the walkers behind. Once back on the Sandy Creek fire road it is an easy 2k walk back to the carpark but beware that the hike to the top and back is more difficult than you are led to believe by the maps and classification (considering it is only one class more than the fire roads!). Beautiful 360 view at the top though and the butterflies and other flying insects seem to love swarming around the top too. Not recommended for young kids. (P.S. Look for a geocache box at the top - we only found out about it after our walk and are kicking ourselves!)