Great day out with Shaun and Russ yesterday getting wet, muddy and exhausted in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. We started in Mapleton and rode the 35ks to the Conondale Great Walk trailhead. After stashing our bikes we ran and walked a very muddy, Leech infested 55ks clockwise around the GW. The trail is fairly slow at the moment being overgrown in parts with quite a bit of tree fall and slippery, boggy ground underfoot. By the time we jumped on our bikes for the ride back to Mapleton it was getting dark and enthusiasm had waned slightly. Sal agreed to pick us up somewhere along the road on the way back and we willingly jumped in the van after about another 20ks on the bikes. A solid and thoroughly recommended day out.
Russ at the first creek crossing. Russ and Shaun both carried XPD size loads for the day.
Shaun at the last crossing.