Google+ The Norris Files: April 2010


Lake Wivenhoe Easter Camping and Kayaking Trip

I spent two nights at Captain Logan's campground at Lake Wivenhoe. The first day on the water was perfect, the lake was like glass and the wind stayed away until after I got off the water. The campgrounds where reasonably deserted so I had the pick of the tent sites. It was a beautiful spot and the sunsets where fantastic.

Mt Warning and Spring Creek Mountain Easter Trip

I had days off work over Easter so I headed down to Mt Warning and the over to Spring Creek Mountain. On the first day I climbed to the summit of Mt Warning which was about a four hour return hike. The views at the summit were pretty special with the clouds floating by beneath you. Unfortunately, my camera doesn't do the views justice. The climb up to to summit is not difficult, only the last 200 meters is a bit hairy as it is near vertical rock face that has occasional rough ledges into for footholds and a chain wire rail have been  installed to assist in hauling yourself up.

After that I drove over to Spring Creek Mountain and camped there for the night. I arrived late so I had to set up my tent mostly by the light of my head lamp. Next morning I walked to Browns, Dagar and Spring Creek Falls, then had lunch at the Spring Creek Mountain cafe. The NSW Jaguar club arrived while I was having lunch in E Type, Mark 11's and various other Jag models. They were telling me the old cars had a lot of difficulty getting up the Head Road with over heating and gear selection problems. Two cars had broken down on the climb up the Head Road. After lunch which included home made lemonade, the best cold drink I have ever tasted in my life and tasting nothing like store bought lemonade, I headed home via Boonah and Kalbar.

Mt Warning and Surrounds

Spring Creek Mountain and Surrounds