Shaun Johnston

3 walks ticked

This Year

0
Number of Walks Ticked
0.0m
Total Distance Ticked

All Time

3
Number of Walks Ticked
27.5km
Total Distance Ticked
Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Coomera Gorge (Lamington National Park)
1 Nov, 2015
Very Hard
15km
10 hrs
Did this via the Mystery Trail rather than via Gwongoorool Pool. Adds an extra dimension. to be sure.
Mt Greville (Moogerah Peaks National Park)
2 Mar, 2014
Hard
6km return
3 hrs
I've been up Greville a few times now via various routes. One item that is lacking in this description is the magnificent rocky slab that is accessed most easily via Waterfall Gorge. If you take the trail to the right of the top of Waterfall Gorge you will arc around and come to the slabs directly above the enormous cliffs on the North-East side of the mountain, overlooking Moogerah and Mount Edwards and looking toward the East coast. This is probably the most spectacular view on the mountain and not to be missed.

Most recently, a few of us took a walk up at midnight via South-East ridge to the cliff slabs and parked there until dawn. It was an amazing experience. I've attached a couple of photos.
Mount May (Mt Barney National Park)
14 Apr, 2013
Hard
6.5km
4 hrs
Completed this one with a Brisbane bushwalking group.

Headed from the cars straight up the side of a ridge and then up some scree to the top of the ridge where we had morning tea, before a short ascent to the North peak with great views to the North over Lake Maroon and the Main Range.

We continued on to the South peak, descending into a saddle where a small bush campsite is located, then scrambled up again, negotiating some more scree, grass trees and rocky areas with lots of handholds to the top of the second peak, where we had lunch.

To get back down we descended off the other side of the peak through some shrubbery, following a less distinct trail to a nice viewpoint looking toward the North peak and Mount Maroon, before hooking around and down again, crossing a small creek, and heading back up to our morning tea ridge and from there back down the way we had come.

Worth it for the fun scrambling and the views.