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.
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.
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
The last 50m is across the top of the peak. It is a shame that a large fire is burning to the Northeast.
There is a huge drop off one side of the highest point
The views were to die for in all directions. Photos do not truly portray what is on offer.
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.
I made it to the bottom without any drama and as the picture below shows just how popular the climb is.