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2014-04-10 - Box Forest Circuit

Bushwalkers - News (Bushwalkers)

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Leader - Julie
Total Distance: - 12.0k
Walkers – John, Mary, Christine, Helen & Grahame, Jackie, Carol, Sue, Colin, Julie

We set off from O'Reillys at 9 am. Everything was lovely and green after the rain we'd had recently. We went clockwise and were aiming to have morning tea at Yambacoochie Falls as not really anywhere else to sit on the way and we had lunch there one other time when we went the opposite way. It is just a little way off the Box Forest Circuit. It was getting later and everyone was really ready for their morning tea but when we got to the turn off it was closed off with orange fencing.

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2014-03-22 - Johns Local Treat

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Thursday, 27 March 2014

Leader - John
Total Distance: - 11.0k
Walkers – Paul, Julie, Colin, Sue, Mary, John

John took us on another of his exploratory walks from Mt Tamborine.  We started off at Staffsmith Park and made our way down to Caballo Road.  After making a directional error we stopped for Smoko to discuss the best way to retrace our steps and get back on track.

Read more: 2014-03-22 - Johns Local Treat

2014-03-08 - Ship's Stern

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Monday, 10 March 2014

Leader - Paul
Total Distance: - 23.0k
Walkers – John, Steve, Leigh, Paul, Leonie, Paul

Four walkers from the Mountain met Leigh and Leonie at Binna Burra, on an overcast and damp  morning.  We started along the Border track for an hour and half to the Nagarigoon clearing, where we stopped for Morning tea.

Read more: 2014-03-08 - Ship's Stern


2014-02-22 - Coomera Circuit

Bushwalkers - News (Bushwalkers)

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Leader - Steve
Total Distance: - 18.0k
Walkers – Helen & Grahame, Colin, Christine, Jackie, Delle, John, Michele, Carol, Lyn, Mary, Steve

Despite there being rain on the Friday night and the prospect of a very long, wet walk, we had a very good attendance for Saturdays walk.  All up we had twelve walkers who met at the upper car park at Binna Burra at around 8.30 am.  We had intended to do the walk in a clockwise direction but four of the walkers wanted an easier day so we changed our plans and walked in the normal direction.  This would enable the four walkers to walk with us as far as the Coomera Gorge Lookout before turning around and returning to Binna Burra.

Read more: 2014-02-22 - Coomera Circuit

2014-02-08 - Killarney Glen - Emerald Pools

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Sunday, 09 February 2014

Leader - Colin
Total Distance: - Killarney Glen - 6.0k, Denham Reserve 3.0k
Walkers – Paul, John, Leonie & Peter, Colin

It was a glorious start to the day after expectations that it might be wet.  Five of us made our way to Killarney Glen.  As there was only a handful of us further exploration of this beautiful area was high on the agenda.

After arriving at the camp site and making out way down to Killarney Falls we discussed exploration options.  We decided we would go up to the track on the eastern side and then make our way up to a gully which Pat Fitzgerald had described as being above the Emerald Pools.  As we made our way up we passed the junction to the Amethyst Fields.

Read more: 2014-02-08 - Killarney Glen - Emerald Pools


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