jgmansell

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Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Northbrook Gorges (Brisbane Forest park D'Aguilar National Park)
4 Dec, 2018
Medium
6km
3 hrs
From the Maiala park to the bridge was around 12k, so further than expected. The walk was amazing and easy enough for kids, providing they can swim a few metres or else be carried through the deeper sections. A great walk for the hot months, short and crystal clear cool water, one to take the grandkids.
Mt Barney via Logans Ridge and return via Gorge (Mt Barney Summit)
31 Jul, 2018
Very Hard
15km return
9 hrs
Went up Logans Ridge and came down SE Ridge yesterday for the second time this month in perfect conditions.
Look out for the path that branches to the left as you approach the bottom of the mountain, this takes you to a new gate 800 metres from Yellow Pinch carpark and is a much better track than than the one following the road for 4km and cuts at least 20 minutes from the walk back. The track is easy to spot going up but not so clear coming down, especially if you are not looking out for it.
Mt Barney - East Peak - Up South-East - Down South (Mt Barney Summit)
16 Jul, 2018
Very Hard
13km return
9 hrs
I ascended via Logans Ridge and descended via SE Ridge and noticed a new sign for The South East Ridge with a new gate 800 metres from Yellow Pinch carpark. Is this a new track? I know they are doing work including new markers but can't find anything about this. We were in front of a couple coming down but they were at the carpark before us and assume they took this track.
This has now been confirmed, the start of the track up SE Ridge is 800 metres from Yellow Pinch carpark, through a new gate.
Mt Barney via Logans Ridge and return via Gorge (Mt Barney Summit)
10 Jul, 2018
Very Hard
15km return
9 hrs
Went up Logans and down SE Ridge yesterday in perfect conditions. My first time up Logans and loved it. It was definitely more technical than SE Ridge but I think it took less effort, probably because it was more direct and the fact that most of the walk was on rock so very solid under foot whereas the SE Ridge was very loose and made for lots of slipping. Neither of us had done this route before so we were a bit apprehensive but were pleasantly surprised overall. We did make a few wrong turns by not keeping on the high ground, if you do that you can't go wrong. It took us a total of 4 hours to reach the summit including all stops for photos and just to take in the views, and I am no spring chicken. This is the route of choice for me in the future.
Spicer's peak (Main Range National Park)
22 Jun, 2018
Very Hard
6km return
4 hrs
First time I have done this walk and really enjoyed it even though I was with a group of fit young men [ I am 69 ]. I agree with Peter Hill that it is probably best to head straight up rather than head to the right at the first scramble, nothing too difficult and good views at several points on the way up. The track was fairly easy to follow but would be hard to get lost even if it was overgrown as long as you follow the ridge. It took us an hour and a half to reach the summit, and about an hour down plus half an hour on the top for a snack and a break.
I would definitely to this again, but will probably travel a little lighter, especially leave the 2kg camera and lens behind and maybe go alone or with someone closer to my age so that I can enjoy the journey and not see how fast I can do it.
Mt Norman (Girraween National Park)
2 Jun, 2018
Medium
10.4km return
5 hrs
I did this walk on Thursday as well as the pyramid, Sphinx and Turtle Rock. I walked from the sign near the junction to the left, then the right as far as the granite slab several times and couldn't find the arrow marking the start of the rock scramble to the summit. This is the first time I haven't found a point that I was looking for, so could someone please tell me where it is so that I can do it next time. I have previously climbed Tibrogargan and Beerwah severel times and Mt Barney without any trouble. I even read through some articles while I was up there but no luck. Photos would be nice too if it is difficult to describe. Thanks heaps.
john
Warrie Circuit (Springbrook National Park)
26 Apr, 2018
Medium
17km return
5.5 hrs
A truly awesome walk after rain when all the falls are flowing well, the meeting of the waters is brilliant, a walk I will do again and again.
Mount Beerwah Summit (Glass House Mountains)
26 Jan, 2018
Very Hard
2.9km return
3 hrs
It seems that the debate as to which is harder, Beerwah or Tibrogargan is fairly evenly split, so decided to find out myself on Australia Day. I have climbed Tibrogargan a few times in the past, but never Beerwah. I arrived at Beerwah just before 6 am to find about 60 cars at the carpark and along the road and was initially expecting a queue at the start, but I think many must have taken an alternate route as there was only a couple on the slope in front. The first section has less handholds than Tibrogargan but after that I thought the grade was slightly easier, although the walk was longer and took more effort. I am 68, reasonable fit but a little out of condition at the moment after a month long virus, but made it to the summit in an hour and five minutes including taking plenty of pics on the way. Back down in another 45 minutes. I drove to Tibrogargan for a banana and a break, then thought "why not", and tackled that too. It took a lot of effort to reach the summit, but that was probably because I was weary to start with, but still made it up and back in just under 2 hours and back home in Brisbane by 11:30. Since they both took about the same time, I must conclude that Tibrogargan is a little less of a challenge. This is of course, entirely subjective and I suppose it depends on the individual. Conclusion, Beerwah is longer, Tibrogargan is perhaps steeper, I wouldn't like to fall from either.