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3 walks ticked

This Year

3
Number of Walks Ticked
15.9km
Total Distance Ticked

All Time

3
Number of Walks Ticked
15.9km
Total Distance Ticked
Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Mount Beerwah Summit (Glass House Mountains National Park)
11 Jun, 2021
Very Hard
2.9km return
3 hrs
Really fun peak with the features normally associated with a much larger mountain: big steep slabs, a couple of technical spots, caves and a razorback ridge leading from the summit. I followed suggestions on here to keep left at the first slab (a side track leads about 40m from the bottom of the first slab). This has good hand and footholds and avoids the slippery first slab section. I then contoured across a crack to the right of the main track where some very faint yellow paint marks can be found to indicate the route. I stayed to the right of the main track all the way to the organ pipes and it’s easier scrambling to the summit from there. On the way down, I did see some groups struggling on the slippery main track up the slabs and can understand why rescues occur. Good footwear, planning and confidence in scrambling abilities are essentials in my opinion. Will be heading back soon as it’s heaps of fun.
Mount May (Mt Barney National Park)
31 May, 2021
Hard
6.5km
4 hrs
Trailhead is currently marked by pink tape a few metres before the creek crossing at the campground. Most trees are showing regrowth after the fires, and views between the trees are excellent. The understorey is grassy and footpad well defined which makes for easy navigation. The down climb from the north summit was easy to locate and exposure limited to a ledge along a steep rock face, which was technically pretty easy. A nice little campsite is located in the saddle. The walk took us about 3 hours at an easy pace (but we parked a 4wd on waterfall creek road at the bottom of the ridge track from the south summit). If adding the walk back along the road to waterfall creek campground, I’d allow another hour at an easy pace. All in all, a fun walk and worth a look.
Flinders Peak (Ipswich - Flinders Goolman Conservation Estate)
16 May, 2021
Hard
6.5km return
3.5 hrs
Went up before dawn to watch the sunrise, Route finding is simple, even with a head torch. Well placed reflective markers through the scramble sections at the craggy saddle and gully up to the summit. Best views to the east are just below the peak. About 3 hours up and back, and I'm not super fit.