Recce Group - Walkers: Louise, Nicola & Colin. Distance: 13.2k
TMB Group - Walkers: Christine D, Susan, Joy, Peter & Sue, John, Melissa, Grahame & Helen, Colin. Distance: 9.3k
Magnificent SE Qld weather for the walk up to the Lower Portals from the Lower Portals Car Park. Started off cold but quickly warmed up to a bright, sunny day without a cloud in the sky..
We had smoko at Barney Creek before making our way to the Lower Portals and after discussion about the low water in Barney Creek decided to rock hop around the rocky outcrop to the magnicent, clear pond.beyond.
We made our way back to the track this time through the "Hole in the Wall". Further discussion here about how to get past this pond to make our way up to Barney Falls. We all decided to go up over the ridge to have lunch and where we would have magnicent views of Mt Barney.
I made my way down to Barney Creek from the lunch spot on my own to investigate the rock hop up to Barney Falls. it looks like Lower Portals is the only expanse of water you can't get past without swimming. So going up to the ridge and immediately back down to Barney Creek gets you around Lower Portals without getting wet, but this could be refreshing in Summer.