sarasvati

31 walks ticked

This Year

4
Number of Walks Ticked
25.4km
Total Distance Ticked

All Time

31
Number of Walks Ticked
380.2km
Total Distance Ticked
Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Egernia Circuit (D'Aguilar National Park)
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 National Park)
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 (White Rock - Spring Mountain Conservation Estate)
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 (Lamington National Park)
Jun, 2017
Medium
17.4km
6 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
Medium
13km return
3 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.
Ships Stern Circuit (Lamington National Park)
18 Jun, 2016
Medium
21km
7 hrs
4.5 hours plus 20 mins for lunch, did 21km. Some very slippery sections, and lots of fallen trees/debris to clamber over. Was beautiful with varied scenery. Lots of pademelons out in the morning.
Devils Break Loop (Moggill Conservation Park)
5 Jun, 2016
Medium
5.8km return
90 mins
There are several trails here all connecting and branching off. Devil's Break is a bit nasty if you come from Nursery Break, doing an anti-clockwise loop. There is a very steep hill but once you're up it the rest is easy. Took me 1hr 20min.
Bare Rock track and Morgan's Walk (Main Range National Park)
28 May, 2016
Medium
13km
4.5 hrs
3 hours plus 30 mins for lunch up the top. Was freezing and windy, but beautiful!