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Leader  Julie: - Distance 16.5k, Walkers - Paul, Colin, Julie

2015 08 08 west canungra creek 177 20150811 1859248851Only a very small group of us today as some sick and some away etc.  I met Paul and Colin at Canungra and then drove up in my car.  On our way up to O'Reillys  we saw "Wally" and Colin got some photos! Where's Wally! He was walking up the road! 

We set off from O'Reillys and walked the West Canungra Creek Circuit. We had our morning tea at Darraboola Falls. There were lots of other walkers on the track today. A large group from Brisbane passed us a few times during the day. They had their morning tea at Yerralahla (Blue Pool) which is a great area to sit on the rocks, either in the sun for winter or in the shade in summer. Would be a lovely place for a swim in summer.

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2015 08 08 west canungra creek 133 20150811 1186472517We saw a large snake on the path and photographed it and then stepped over it. We had our lunch near the water crossing where you walk through the creek a little bit. All other creek crossings are over large rocks that have been placed there so this is the only one now that you could get wet boots. Paul and Colin were able to walk across without getting wet feet but I walked through one shallow part rather than slip. What a lovely place to sit and eat our lunch.

We really had good weather today, although photos weren't so good with all the sun out. We saw lots of small waterfalls of which I think that Gondaree Falls were the nicest and then we were also able to climb up the rocks to Elabana Falls this time. Last time we'd had rain and so the rocks were too slippery. These really are beautiful falls and well worth climbing up the rocks to see them as you are not able to see them from the track.

The walk back seemed to take a long time and we are all sure that it is well over 14 km for the circuit. Really felt more like 16 - 18 kms, although it is probably more like 15 kms, either way it felt like a long 14 km which is what it says in the books. We had our refreshments at the Outpost Cafe at Canungra - Julie

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