Evie J

10 walks ticked

This Year

Number of Walks Ticked
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Number of Walks Ticked
Total Distance Ticked
Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Mt Maroon (Mt Barney National Park)
1 Aug, 2020
6km return
5 hrs
One of my favourites now in SE QLD! We got a little lost just driving to the hike (premonition for the rest of the day...). The carpark maybe had about 20 decent car spots but it is not a regular carpark - mostly sections of bush that have been cleared so may be a slight challenge if you're in a low-lying car but not impossible.

We started off around 11:30am, and so the incline began. It was a great day and great weather with a slight breeze. Had the heart racing already as we went up and up. The middle section was the most fun - good rock scrambling, lots of grip, and you could choose your own adventure to an extent and deviate off the main animal path (aka we'd get a bit 'lost' at times but would see the main path and head back onto it no issues). Got a bit more scary towards the gorge but we never felt unsafe. When you reach the end of the 'no stop' section, you'll see a clearing. It took us a while to figure out where the main south summit was, but to get there you'll want to turn right. This then reaches a crossroads, and you'll want to turn left. Follow that up to a rock face, go to the right and you'll eventually see an orange marker. You then have to climb one last little bit and you're at the top :)

Getting down wasn't as bad as I thought it would be - fair bit of bum sliding and putting weight on your arms. Definitely a full body workout by the end!

All in all, took us just over 4 hours with a good lunch break at the top and taking our time coming down.
Mt. Coot-tha Summit Track (Mt. Coot-tha)
2 Jul, 2020
5.3km return
75 mins
3 Capes Track (East Coast)
20 Jul, 2019
48km one-way
4 days
I had completed the Overland Track the previous year so I found this walk considerably easier and you could relax a bit more to take in the sights. We were extraordinarily lucky to have the entire walk to ourselves as we did it in Winter and there were no other bookings! I much prefer walking in the winter months anyway, and we had a glorious sunny week average of 12 degrees - perfect for walking.
OVERLAND TRACK, TASMANIA (Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park)
24 Aug, 2018
65km one-way
6 days
Wowee this was the hardest thing and most rewarding thing I'd ever done. Lucky your pack gets lighter the more you eat as you go along! Day 3 was the hardest for me and my group - nearly broke us! And yet there were some insanely fit people that did day 2 and 3 combined which astonishes me.
Mount Coolum (Sunshine Coast)
2 Aug, 2018
2.6km return
90 mins
Mt Warning Summit Trail (Wollumbin National Park)
6 Jan, 2018
8.3km return
5 hrs
Have completed this walk about 5 times over the last 10 years. Still enjoy it (especially the scramble near the top!)
Tongariro Alpine Crossing (North Island NZ)
30 Jul, 2017
19.4km one-way
7 hrs
Mt Ngungun (Glass House Mountains National Park)
2 Oct, 2016
2.8km return
90 mins
Mount Beerwah (Glass House Mountains National Park)
28 Sep, 2016
Very Hard
3.6km return
3 hrs
Incredible and challenging walk/scramble. Noted to never do this climb in the hotter months as the rock can burn your hands (even in winter!). Felt a bit sketchy at times with foot holds as the rock is so smooth, especially at the beginning/end of the climb.
Wineglass Bay (Freycinet National Park)
30 Jan, 2015
6.6km return
3 hrs