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Getting Ready For Glasshouse

Paul

Every year we enjoy a social ride with a large group of cyclists exploring the Glasshouse Mountains. A lot of groundwork goes into checking the trails to make sure they’ll be rideable. Today’s adventure helped us work out which tracks would be worth including, and which ones would be best avoided.

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Upper Portals

Hilltop Panorama

Rain is good.  It transforms dusty beds into flowing streams.  After enjoying flowing creeks last week, we wanted to visit more rock pools and waterfalls while we could.

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Social Ride Invitation – Glasshouse Mountains XC Adventure 2016

Glasshouse Mountains Lookout

 

 

Would you like to join us for a fun social ride through the Glasshouse Mountains?

When: 7.30am, Saturday, 20 August 2016.

Meeting point: Matthew Flinders Rest Area, Steve Irwin Way, Beerburrum. Google Map Ref: http://goo.gl/maps/NEaFY

Approx distance: 70km with about 900m of elevation. We should be back by …

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Cabbage Tree Creek

Creek Road

Winter in this part of the world is usually dry and pleasantly mild.  This year we’ve had a lot of rain which has turned dusty creek beds into pleasant streams.  We thought it was a good excuse to get our feet wet.

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Swift Fat Campout

Eastern Beach

It was the shortest day of the year.  Forecasters predicted it would probably be the coldest day of the year too.  What a perfect excuse to go camping!

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Raynbird Creek

Kluvers Rookout

My friend Paul once told me about an old trail which ran from the highest point in the D’Aguilar Range down to the Lacey’s Creek valley, losing over 700 metres in altitude over almost twenty kilometres.  He called it “The Lemon Tree Track”.  Today we thought we should check it out.

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Imbil

Nick

When my friend Mike recently offered to show us around some of his favourite trails in the mountains near Imbil, we jumped at the chance.

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Reedy Creek

Mount Byron Road

Reedy Creek is a delightful hidden valley tucked into a secret corner of the D’Aguilar Range.  We’ve ridden near it many times, but never even suspected it was there.

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