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Glen Rock Regional Park

Postby spider61 » Wed 12 Feb, 2014 5:21 pm

Anybody have suggested walks into Glen Rock Regional Park (Gatton Area).

Thanks.

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Re: Glen Rock Regional Park

Postby tomh » Thu 13 Feb, 2014 1:05 pm

Important note: Most of these routes are off-track/no track - essential you have experience reading topo. maps and using a compass.
A good base to park and start walks is the Casuarina camping area. Most walks consist of climbing to the ridge running east-west to the north of the camping area, travelling along that ridge and then coming back down to the road and camping area. One such day walk is
http://en.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do?id=1160303
Another walk: Using the farm road travel up Blackfellow Creek valley to the stockyards at 283 131 and start to head east then north up a ridge as follows:
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on the way up the ridge you encounter a cliffline which can be passed as follows
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then when you reach the east-west ridge head west and you will meet up with the route described in Wikiloc - choose your direction back to Casuarina.
There is a rock platform at about 300 148 ideal for lunch with great views north over Dry Creek towards the Mistake Mountain range and Mt. Mistake.
Otherwise walking is relatively easy, open forest, high grass, avoid summer/hot days, check for planned or unplanned fires, during parts of the year watch out for golden orb spider web strung between trees - sticks like crazy.
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Re: Glen Rock Regional Park

Postby tomh » Thu 13 Feb, 2014 2:17 pm

Found a photo. This is the cliffline mentioned in the previous post.
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Re: Glen Rock Regional Park

Postby ofuros » Fri 19 May, 2017 6:10 pm

Just returned from giving my new boots a workout on the
Blackfellow Creek valley track, past Abbots Yards & the Tops Yards.
The weather closed in before I caught a glimpse of the Amphitheatre,
so I turned around & headed back...and ended the day without a blister. :)

Great looking area for off-track walks, lots of long spurs to the various ridge lines,
cliffs, crags & peaks, waterfalls & tributaries in the headwaters to explore.
I'll be back to complete a few closer circuits using to the campground as a base. :D

You can see tomh's cliff line(above) on the approach to the yards.

The Casuarina Campground is really nice, picnic tables, fire pits, cold showers,
composting toilets, even a few trees around the edge for us Hammockers. 8)
Spend the weekend there... Just remember to bring your own firewood, food & water.

More basic info. https://www.npsr.qld.gov.au/parks/glen-rock/about.html

# with so many floodways to cross in your vehicle for access &
throughout the park itself...make sure there's no large dumping of rain forecast
or you could be stranded. :oops:
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Re: Glen Rock Regional Park

Postby ofuros » Sat 20 May, 2017 11:18 am

Nature of the beast,..one of many flood ravaged creek crossings.

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curious valley cattle...

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Top yards camp area.

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Square jawed Point Pure peeking through the drizzle behind the Top Yards.

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Re: Glen Rock Regional Park

Postby ofuros » Sat 20 May, 2017 11:26 am

filtering water for lunch...

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spider between my legs while eating my chilli con carne...

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Safely back @ Casuarina campground wrapped in nice dry warm clothing.

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