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19 walks ticked

This Year

19
Number of Walks Ticked
109.4km
Total Distance Ticked

All Time

19
Number of Walks Ticked
109.4km
Total Distance Ticked
Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Spicer's peak (Main Range National Park)
9 Jun, 2018
Very Hard
6km return
4 hrs
The viewing point at the Governors chair was excellent, from there you have a fairly well marked track all the way to the summit. Had my GPS with me but barely used it. Is a fairly consistent climb and once you get to the cliffs the scrambling begins. The climbing component isn't too extreme and you don't have a lot of exposure (except if like us you have to descend in the rain when all the rocks are wet). The mountain reminded me of a slightly more difficult version of Flinders Peak. Once you get to the top bear left and you can see the summit view which probably isn't quite as good as the views you get when climbing the cliffline. That being said you can see all the Moogerah peaks, the steamers, Barney and beyond from the top. We got a little cocky and decided to duck over to the West summit. Quick tip, don't do that haha It's a lot more effort than we anticipated and there is nothing to see there anyway!
Spicers Peak West (Queensland)
9 Jun, 2018
Hard
18km
2 days
Never again West Peak. Decided to make a detour from the East Peak to see what the West Peak had to offer, and after around an hour of bushbashing, prickles, falling over, constantly losing the track and having to use the GPS we discovered it had very little to offer. There may be views from the cliffline but from the actual summit it's just scrub. Reminded me of Mount Samson only Mt Samson almost had a proper track.
Mt Greville (Moogerah Peaks National Park)
3 Jun, 2018
Hard
6km return
3 hrs
We went up Palm Gorge and came back the SE Ridge. Track was fairly easy to follow, particularly up Palm Gorge where the only way you could really go wrong is if you try to traverse the sheer cliffs on either side of you. View at the top isn't as spectacular as Edwards, but coming back via SE ridge you are treated to an excellent view half way down with a panoramic 180 degree view. The walk wasn't overly difficult, took just over an hour to reach the top.
Mt Miketeebumulgrai (Glass House Mountains)
15 May, 2018
Medium
1.2km return
90 mins
It may not be the most difficult to climb but it sure is the most difficult to pronounce. Similar in intensity to Mt Beerburrum except with a less graded track and a very obstructed view at the top. Like others have said it's pretty easy to lose the track, partly due to people like me who follow someone elses incorrect track then have to bushbash back to the real track thereby creating another false track. That being said it's all pretty straight forward, one way or another you'll get to the top and back to the bottom even if you don't start or end in exactly the right place. Takes about 30 minutes return at a medium pace.
Mt Blaine Summit Trail (Queensland)
12 May, 2018
Very Hard
1km return
90 mins
Nice shortish walk (around 90 minutes return). Starts from the same carpark as Flinders and tracks along a dirt road. There will be an information sign on your right for Mt Blaine with a faint track, be sure to take that one. You can still climb the mountain from the track found a bit further on at the barbed wire fence, but it gets a little ... spidery. Short but steep and slippery track to the summit with loose rocks galore and a lot of opportunities to fall over. At the top there is a nice clearing with a 360 degree view and a book you can sign, and also a snap lock bag with some fairly suspiscious looking items (like the spoon and the lighter...). Wouldn't say this walk is very hard, more medium than anything.
Mt Warning Summit trail (Mt Warning National Park)
7 May, 2018
Hard
8.8km
5 hrs
Very busy mountain, heaps of people coming up with climbers of all ages. The walk was actually not dissimilar from Mt Mitchell for the most part, very easy and gradual climb apart from the last 400m being a steep rock staircase. Plenty of things to hang onto (including a chain) and was quite do-able even in the wet. Which was just as well because the moment we got to the top it bucketed down, didn't see any view unfortunately. If the forecast says anything other than 'clear and sunny', you'll probably experience the same. Took about 80 minutes on the way up and slightly less on the way down.
Mt Barney - East Peak - Up South-East - Down South (Mt Barney Summit)
5 May, 2018
Very Hard
13km return
9 hrs
Very glad I had my GPS for this one. Went up via the SE Ridge which was relatively easy to follow (rangers were on the track gluing arrows to the rocks so maybe it will be even easier for future climbers). Pretty steep the whole way up with some modest scrambling. It's a bit like the push for the summit on Flinders Peak only 5 times as long. Views from the top were a bit obstructed by low clouds but fortunately when we got up there it was just clearing. Descended by the South Ridge which we thought was going to be a cake walk, I found it more tougher than the SE ascent. Lots of rock hopping, lots of opportunities to get lost, lots of falling over. Not as scenic as the SE Ridge but provides a nice view of the West Peak I wish we had time to climb. We arrived at 9:45am and got back to the car about 4:45pm with about 30 minutes at the top. Quite popular today, would have seen around 25 people on our journey.
Mount Coolum (Sunshine Coast)
28 Apr, 2018
Medium
1.6km return
90 mins
First time doing this on a weekend, car park was packed and a steady stream of people heading up. Pretty easy walk, can ascend in around 15 minutes if you walk at a steady rate. Good view for the level of effort required to walk it, can watch all the planes on approach to Runway 18.
Mt Ngungun (Glass House Mountains)
28 Apr, 2018
Medium
2.8km return
90 mins
Thought I had an original idea of coming here for the sunset, turns out it wasn't that original afterall. Despite the crowds was a nice simple walk, similar in intensity to Mt Coolum (i.e. not very). The view from the top was excellent, can see why it attracts so many people. Has a nice central location so you can see all the major Glasshouse Mountains.
Mt Maroon (Mt Barney National Park)
25 Apr, 2018
Hard
6km return
5 hrs
Wasn't sure what to expect initially but thoroughly enjoyed this mountain. It is fairly steep the entire way with some decent rock scrambling as well (similar to Tibrogargan except without the exposure). I took a GPS after reading through the comments and though it could be completed quite easily without one, it was nice to check every now and then to make sure we were on track. Took us about 1hr 45 to summit (fairly casual rate of climb). The view of the summit is obscured until you get to the end of the scrambling section, then it is a gentle hike to the lookout. As people have said earlier, there is a counter intuitive downhill portion of the climb where the track diverts around a sheer cliff, just keep a look out for the arrows to confirm you're heading in the right direction. Loved the view, loved the climb, one of my faves so far. Saw a snake this time, had a good streak going of not seeing any up until now.