sarasvati

13 walks ticked

This Year

5
Number of Walks Ticked
28.5km
Total Distance Ticked

All Time

13
Number of Walks Ticked
113.2km
Total Distance Ticked
Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Flinders Peak (Ipswich - Flinders Goolman Conservation Estate)
14 Jun, 2019
Hard
7km return
4 hrs
This is probably the most fun I've had on a hike to date. It's a pretty strenuous uphill hike for the most part, but the rock hopping across the ridge was a highlight, as was the short climb (it's not hard or exposed, just fun!) Exhausting but worth it and the views are great!
Thylogale Track (Jollys Lookout)
17 May, 2019
Easy
8km return
2 hrs
Nice easy hike/trail run on a rainy day, as mentioned by others definitely longer than the 8km return. I combined it with the two 1km circuits at each end and did 11km all up.
Egernia Circuit (Jollys Lookout)
17 May, 2019
Easy
1.5km return
30 mins
Pitta Circuit (Brisbane Forest park D'Aguilar National Park)
17 May, 2019
Easy
1km return
30 mins
Mt Mitchell (Main Range National Park)
3 May, 2019
Medium
10.98km
3.5 hrs
What a gorgeous hike! It was cloudy at the top and very very eerie! When the cloud cover lifted it was pretty but honestly it was great even with no view.
Mount May (Mt Barney National Park)
18 May, 2018
Hard
6.5km
4 hrs
Download the GPS route! I'm not sure how we would have managed if we didn't have it (although was funny when we skipped over some detours in the route). Very very hard to find the start of the track, I don't think many people have been up there in a while so it was very overgrown in a lot of parts. I found this steep hike harder than Beerwah! Much prefer solid rock and scrambling, the loose rock and dirt was tricky. We bouldered around a few bits and that was great. Coming down was very hard on the knees and quads, ouch! The walk back down the road was heaps easier, you'll motor along there.
Mount Beerwah Summit (Glass House Mountains)
13 Aug, 2017
Very Hard
2.9km return
3 hrs
I wasn't entirely sure what I was getting myself into with this one. I knew there'd be scrambling and I have indoor rock climbing experience and am relatively fit and very flexible. I was wearing Merrell trail shoes and wouldn't want to do it in joggers. The start was really intense (it was climbing, not scrambling) but honestly there were quite a few bits all the way up that were tricky. Once you get to the cliffs it really is easier, but you're already fatigued ;). I disagree that it's harder coming down, it was much easier coming down, just don't make the mistake of uncontrolled sliding--use your arms and feet to control your descent. It's also really exposed and it was hot, I drank all of my water which I never do on hikes. It was a humbling experience and I'm still a bit amazed I did it.
White Rock Ridge Hike (Ipswich)
Jul, 2017
Medium
6.5km
2 hrs
The Ridge Trail was so much fun. Loved the glittery trail section and the scramble down the boulders. There was someone with drones at White Rock, which was pretty annoying.
Coomera Circuit (Binna Burra)
Jun, 2017
Medium
18km
8 hrs
Only walked to the Falls and back to Binna Burra as I had a bunch of kids with me and I was on a time limit. Did 9km return. Beautiful and the Falls were spectacular.
Somerset Trail (Brisbane Forest park D'Aguilar National Park)
17 Jul, 2016
Easy
13km return
3.5 hrs
After reading the comments on here I was expecting a mostly flat walk with a few steep hills. Nope. It's mostly uphill! We ran the downhills and flats but the majority of it is uphill. The scenery is fabulous: the rainforest section a bit slippery after rain, the pine forest section a nice change from the walks I've done previously, and the eucalypt section much more beautiful than I expected (epic trees!) We did it in 2hr 20 plus about a 10 min break at the lookout.