There are three rugged mountain passes south of Laidley that are quite close to each other. Today we tried to conquer all of them, and get back in time for lunch.
CONTINUE READING Three Gaps ≫
“I wonder what’s at the end of this valley?” “How far could I get if I follow that road?” Some weeks I gaze intently into a map and almost magically my friends and I are transported to that place several days later to answer my questions.
Would you like to join us for a moderately challenging Cross Country ride through three “Gaps” in mountain ranges in the Lockyer Valley, including the spectacular Laidley Gap?
We followed Allan Cunninghamn’s journey to the historic pass through the Great Dividing Range last week, and continued the theme today: exploring more of his travels in in a scenic loop west of Ipswich, over the Little Liverpool Range to Laidley and back again.
In 1828, the explorer Allan Cunningham travelled south-west from Moreton Bay in an attempt to find a route through the Great Dividing Range to the Darling Downs. Today we thought we’d visit one of his campsites, at the foot of the range, where he camped the day before he passed through what we
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