Glasshouse Mountains and Beerwah

We shifted camp a whole 35km today and checked into the Beerwah Sportsground. What a great spot. It is less than 5km to Australia Zoo, been there before.

I went to the Glasshouse Mountains information centre and decided to climb a couple of the peaks, one a short but steep class 3 walk was the Wild Horse Mountain. It had a concrete driveway allowing for access for Telstra vehicles. A constant grade over a smooth surface in full sun, it was a challenging walk but the views were very good in all directions. Bribie Island was visible towards the sea, as was Brisbane. The three main Volcanic mountains were towards the west. Mt Tibrogargan, Mt Beerwah and Mt Coonowrin were all visible from the top.

Mt Tibrogargan, Mt Beerwah and Mt Coonowrin

Mt Tibrogargan, Mt Beerwah and Mt Coonowrin

After the first short climb I decided to check out Mt Ngungun. It was a 2.8km return trip to the top and is rated a class 4 climb. It is not for the faint hearted or anyone that is not stable on their feet. What a great walk up a good slope. There are a few good views on the way up.

Mt Ngungun 2 25%

It is fairly shaded amongst the trees and the lower parts are relatively easy. Approxiamatley half way up the track starts to toughen up and there is lots of natural stepping stones. Watching where you step is becoming more and more important

Mt Ngungun 6 25%

The last 50m is across the top of the peak. It is a shame that a large fire is burning to the Northeast.

Mt Ngungun 16 25%

There is a huge drop off one side of the highest point

 

 

 

Mt Ngungun 14 25%

The views were to die for in all directions. Photos do not truly portray what is on offer.

Mt Beerwah with Mt Coonowrin in front

Mt Beerwah with Mt Coonowrin in front

Mt Ngungun 21 25%

Mt Tibrogargan to the left

The return leg of the trip was a little slower as being surefooted was paramount. A sprained ankle would wreck the rest of our trip.

Steady on your feet is required on the way back down

Steady on your feet is required on the way back down

I made it to the bottom without any drama and as the picture below shows just how popular the climb is.

Mt Ngungun 33 25%

 

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