Jamie Mitchell

2 walks ticked

This Year

Number of Walks Ticked
Total Distance Ticked

All Time

Number of Walks Ticked
Total Distance Ticked
Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Bymien Day Use Area to Freshwater Campground (Great Sandy National Park)
12 Aug, 2020
21km return
6 hrs
Walk was easy that has only medium to easy hills, mostly hard sand along well signed posted tracks. Was disappointed to see the freshwater lake, nothing great about it. Poona lake was ok, would be a good swim spot in summer. Did see a red belly black snake on the track trying to soak up some sun rays. It disappeared into the bush as we came across it. Pleasant walk and easy.
Gheerulla Valley circuit (Mapleton National Park)
10 Aug, 2020
6 hrs
Started this walk at 0840hrs parking the car at Linda Garret circuit carpark on Delica Road. This added an extra 6.8km walk just to get to Gheerulla circuit. The walk is well signed posted except when you get to Ubajee walkers camp, but it was easy to figure out just needs an extra sign post to indicate the walk to Gheerulla circuit. Once getting to the Gheerulla circuit we decided to do the walk anticlockwise. There was plenty of water in the creek that follows the walk. About 2.5 hrs into the walk at the end of the valley, we came across the hard part of the walk, a steep ascent zig zagging up the mountain. Would have been a much easier walk done clockwise around the circuit but it was a good challenge. The day was pleasant giving lots of cool breezes, this made the walk a pleasure. Carried only three water bottles to share with my wife, total amount of water was 2 ltrs but also had a Sawyer mini water filter in the day pack just incase we needed more water. Would not recommend starting the walk where we did, it made for an eight hour walk totalling 38kms. Got back to the carpark after 5pm, this was with a quick 20-30min lunch break, eating a small mandarine, apple and bush hiking nuts lol. We stopped on top of the peak adding great views of the landscape. Starting the walk at Gheerulla circuit would have been only a 5-6 hrs walk so I would recommend this walk, only difficult part would be the walk up the mountain and that would only be if your unfit and not used to walking. Did the walk on a Monday and only came across two other couples.