Matthew Rae

7 walks ticked

This Year

7
Number of Walks Ticked
42.4km
Total Distance Ticked

All Time

7
Number of Walks Ticked
42.4km
Total Distance Ticked
Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Mt Tibrogargan (Glass House Mountains)
22 Aug, 2019
Very Hard
3km return
3.5 hrs
Mount Tibrogargan Summit (Glass House Mountains)
22 Aug, 2019
Very Hard
3km
2 hrs
Mt Warning Summit trail (Mt Warning National Park)
19 Aug, 2019
Hard
8.8km
5 hrs
Mount Beerwah (Glass House Mountains)
18 Aug, 2019
Very Hard
3.6km return
3 hrs
Flinders Peak (Ipswich - Flinders Goolman Conservation Estate)
17 Aug, 2019
Hard
7km return
4 hrs
Mt Mitchell (Main Range National Park)
15 Aug, 2019
Medium
10.98km
3.5 hrs
Mt Greville (Moogerah Peaks National Park)
1 Aug, 2019
Hard
6km return
3 hrs
Surprisingly a very interesting and really enjoyable climb. The highlights are the 2 gorges and views from the rock slab at the top of waterfall gorge. Go up one gorge and come down the other, forget about south east ridge which is basically a steep, dry and dusty track with no highlights to mention . Use the 2 gems of this mountain (the gorges) as one for your track up and one your track down. On a hot day, choose to come down waterfall gorge and finish your hike with a refreshing dip in the lower rock pools at the end of the gorge.
Navigation can be abit confusing because there are multiple trail paths. There are clear tracks from the car park to the gorge entrances. Once you enter the gorges they are narrow so you cant get lost in them. Literally stay in the gorge and follow it until you run out of cliffs either side of you. The way i enjoy going is up waterfall gorge, when you climb out the top of this gorge walk to the right of the mountain on a flat path heading horizontally around the mountain until you come out at the big sloped pitched rock slab that you can walk out onto and get the best views, better than the summit. Then follow a path from here heading vertical again towards the summit, once you hit the smooth rock face of the mountain, start heading left and follow the bottom of this rock face horizontally back around to the other side of the mountain untill the track naturally starts taking you vertically again towards the summit. You will come to a ovious T junction in the red dirt track, turn right continuing vertically to the top. This fork is your turning point on the way back down. The last vertical climb to the summit is steep and gives a solid cardio workout. In my opinion the summit views aren't the best. To desend leave the summit the same track you entered, however about 100meters back down the summit track at the fork in the path , left is the way back to waterfall gorge and right takes you down to south-east ridge and palm gorge. *NOTE: this unmarked but distinct fork in the path is your critical turning point for choosing your return path down the mountain*. On the way down to palm gorge there is a little track off to your right with some nice veiws from the top of a inaccessible skinny gorge. A couple of hundred meters further down the main track there is a fork in the path, right is an ovious start to decend into palm gorge and left is a path that takes you to south-east ridge. Its worth taking a short 2min walk to the left over to the top of south east ridge for the moonrock gardens and the panorama, but apart from that, go back and head down palm gorge which is magic. You cant go wrong from there, hiking down palm gorge and following the track out the other end back to the car park. If however you went up palm gorge, and down waterfall gorge, remember when you get to the begining of the rock pools at the end of waterfall gorge you must scramble up the soft dirt embankment on your right to leave the gorge and then follow a small path downhill to connect with the main track returning you to the Carpark. The whole climb is a steep walk/hike with some boulder hopping and low level rock scrambling scattered throughout. Hope this helps.