Angus Small

37 walks ticked

This Year

14
Number of Walks Ticked
61.8km
Total Distance Ticked

All Time

37
Number of Walks Ticked
157.4km
Total Distance Ticked
Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Mount Blaine (Ipswich - Flinders Goolman Conservation Estate)
28 Jun, 2019
Hard
2.5km
2 hrs
Absolutely marvelous hike, quite strenuous in places and a tough scramble to the summit at the end. I especially liked the short break off the trail to the left halfway up, to Mt Catherine. From here you can see panoramic views of Flinders Peak & Mt Blaine, which makes summiting Blaine more interesting. Make sure you turn left at Mt Blaine Saddle to get to the summit, but off-track to the right are expansive views off the northwest face. I didn't leave early enough and was caught in the dark, which was extremely dangerous at the summit scramble.
Mt Blaine Summit Trail (Queensland)
28 Jun, 2019
Very Hard
1km return
90 mins
Great scramble to the summit, make sure to go left at the Mt Blaine Saddle if approaching from Flinders Plum. Don't get caught at the summit after dark like me, it was horrendously dangerous
Scarborough Point Low Tide (Moreton Bay)
11 Jun, 2019
Easy
1km return
45 mins
Lovely walk, clear views of the entire Redcliffe Peninsula, Moreton Island, Bribie Island, and the glasshouse mountains.
Evans Lookout (Blue Mountains National Park)
1 Jun, 2019
Very Easy
200m return
10 mins
Charlie Moreland to Summer Falls (Conondale National Park)
31 May, 2019
Medium
22km return
5 hrs
Great hike. The climb to Mt Allan is long and strenuous and very steep in places at the end but a very easy trail, the plantation pine forest is beautiful and I was caught in clouds of monarch butterflies in late May. The fire tower was closed due to structural instability but it's still a rewarding part of the hike. The bush track to Summer falls is lovely and serene and the falls themselves are impressive and fun to climb. I left at 8am and meandered the whole way, getting back at nightfall
Mt Allan from Charlie Moreland Camp Ground (Conondale National Park)
30 May, 2019
Hard
8.8km return
2 hrs
Lovely hike up through the pine plantation, I was caught in a cloud of monarch butterflies at one point. The gradient is very steep for long legs, but the trail itself is very easy. The fire tower's 'currently closed' for repairs, but the hike can still be rewarding.
Gold Creek Reservoir (Queensland)
27 May, 2019
Medium
5.5km return
2 hrs
Average quality bushwalk circuit, more interesting to walk anti-clockwise but also easier to get lost. The lake is great for water activities in summer and there's lovely romantic lakeside picnicing spots
Bushrangers Cave (Lamington National Park)
25 May, 2019
Medium
4.2km return
2 hrs
Great countryside hike from the NSW/QLD border at Numinbah to the caves, and a challenging climb from there to the summit of Wagawn.
I found the best track was to follow the farmers road (grassy tyre indents) up the hill from the carpark and left from there. Rather than jumping the barbed wire fence early jump it as late as you can to avoid the overgrown start of the trail, it gets much more beaten track after the start.
Simpsons Falls and Eugenia Circuit (Mt. Cootha)
26 Apr, 2019
Easy
4km
90 mins
Good walking access to the North of Mt Cootha forest via the Simpsons falls track, other trails such as Eugenia branch off at the falls in several directions. The falls were just trickling into swimming holes when we went but wasn't especially impressive, it'd been raining a fair bit the last week. Good amenities at the carpark
Greenes Falls (Maiala picnic area)
17 Mar, 2019
Medium
4.3km return
2 hrs
Lovely dense forest trail to the falls, a wonderful rain hike if you can deal with endless leeches when it's wet.