Simon Hutchen

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Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Twin Falls Circuit (Springbrook National Park)
29 May, 2018
Medium
4km
90 mins
Rainforest Rail Trail (New South Wales)
25 May, 2018
Easy
6.2km return
2.5 hrs
Did this today with the dog. WATCH FOR SNAKES!
its about a half hour walk from the start of the tracks, you can park the car just off the side of the road next to the entry path. Not too overgrown, a bit rocky underfoot as you would expect from railway tracks but not to bad, shoes are a must.
The tunnel is amazing, a lot longer than expected when your walking in there, a headtorch is needed to get through the tunnel, without a headtorch though you can see heaps of glowworms, didnt see any bats.
Had a stand off with a brown snake in a sunny spot on the track on the way back, other comments on this trail aren't wrong about the snakes, it looks snakey.. so watch your dogs.
Great little adventure though
Mt Barney - East Peak - South Ridge (Mt Barney National Park)
23 May, 2018
Very Hard
17km return
10 hrs
Cougal Cascades (Springbrook National Park)
23 May, 2018
Very Easy
1.6km return
1 hr
Mt Maroon (Mt Barney National Park)
23 May, 2018
Hard
6km return
5 hrs
Minyon Grass to Base of Minyon Falls (Nightcap National Park)
22 May, 2018
Hard
4km return
2 hrs
Mt Cougal (Springbrook National Park)
15 May, 2018
Hard
10km
5 hrs
Did this a week ago. Once you park your car, there are two dirt roads that split. one through a fence, one non-fenced, dont walk up either... there is a sign that says 'Walk' with an arrow, but that means to follow the very hidden track hidden right of the fence, not the new freshly graded road on the left.. You need to pop yourself over (or around) that fence and hug the barbed wire fence.
The Barbed wire fence should be within a few metres to your left the entire walk up, going through a sugar cane mess that is kind of like a tunnel, some standard rainforest tail and a steep uphill with fallen trees, until you hit a rocky face (thats where the cave is, scramble up the rocks, its a bit hidden but its obvious when you see it- definetley worth a look if your not caustrophophic or afraid of spiders) to continue to the summit, follow the pink ribbon tied to trees and then you will come to a slight right but very upwards scramble. Summit is only 3-4min from here. great views of Mt Warning and West Cougal Peak.
Beware the fence coming back down, dont grab onto and protect your gear as its tight and can puncture, scratch your gear.
Fun, lots to see, different terrain and the cave is interesting. A one day mission.
I highly recommend
Mt Maroon (Mt Barney National Park)
2 May, 2018
Hard
6km return
5 hrs
Best views of the whole area, full 360 degree with great views of cunninghams gap, barney and lindesay
Mt Tibrogargan (Glass House Mountains National Park)
24 Mar, 2018
Very Hard
3km return
3.5 hrs
Mt Warning Summit Trail (Wollumbin National Park)
23 Mar, 2018
Hard
8.3km return
5 hrs
Ebor Falls (Guy Fawkes River National Park)
23 Mar, 2018
Easy
3.1km return
1 hr
Lower Ballanjui Falls (Lamington National Park)
23 Feb, 2018
Medium
11km return
4 hrs
Warrie Circuit (Springbrook National Park)
23 Feb, 2018
Hard
17km return
5 hrs
Minyon Falls Loop (Nightcap National Park)
19 Feb, 2018
Hard
6.8km return
3 hrs
Yellowpinch Summit (Mt Barney National Park)
23 Jan, 2018
Medium
3km
1 hr
Kiama Coast Walk (New South Wales)
23 Jan, 2018
Medium
22km return
6 hrs
Mt Barney - East Peak - Up South-East - Down South (Mt Barney National Park)
11 Jan, 2018
Very Hard
15km return
10 hrs
Hard walk with or without packs, be prepared for cramps and exhaustion and possible thoughts of giving up. But don't. The views from the top are surreal and the accomplishment is worth every step. Rum jungle is great to camp with a few flat spots, nothing will dry though as it's usually in the clouds and everything gets moist. Hardest walk I've done, but very rewarding
Purling Brook Falls Circuit and Warringa Pool (Springbrook National Park)
23 Nov, 2017
Medium
5km return
2 hrs
Mt Ngungun (Glass House Mountains National Park)
13 Sep, 2017
Easy
2.8km return
90 mins
Wentworth Pass (Blue Mountains National Park)
23 Dec, 2015
Hard
7km return
4 hrs