Tuesday 25 May
It was time to climb a mountain again. Our destination was Flinders Peak, just over an hour from our homes. As we neared, Finders Peak dominated the skyline.
A most unusual occurence to see a road divided to save a tree. We wondered about its history which allowed it to survive the bulldozer.
Coffee was enjoyed on our arrival, surrounded by rocky crags and thick forest.
We were joined by several brush tail, rock wallabies.
My keen companions of the day, Mary and Rachel. Let's go! - 9.20 am.
The climb commenced immediately. Looking back to the carpark.
The lower trail.
One third of the way up, the sensational views of the day began to appear.
The challenging trail.
Getting closer and unknown to us, the worst was done. Spot Mary.
Rest stops and views.
Super excited that I had reached the summit. Some of the rock scrambling challenged my mental reactions, not my physical fitness. It was a real buzz. A most perfect winter's day for this assault.
The glorious flower stalk of our native Grass Tree, with the vast view to the east.
The flower stalk was abuzz with bees and ants.
The views as we descended, towards [L to R] Mt Lindasey, Mt Maroon, Mt Barney.
West and a steep gravelly trail, that required great care not to slip over.
A nasty drop here.
NE - Brisbane city skyline
The clarity of the sky and our bush 'blues' were quite intense and breath taking.
Not far to go.
Perhaps another day - Mt Blaine hiking track.
The magic flora of the Aussie bush. [Grass trees]
This trail gave physical challenge, glorious views, and an awesome sense of achievement. The day was even more special, as we hiked to the sounds of the local birds. Few were spotted but their chorous was constant.
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