Sunday, February 20, 2011

ANOTHER SUMMER OPTION

Springbrook NP is a great place to run trails when it's hot, there is water everywhere and most of the trails stay in shady rainforest. The Warrie Circuit is a fairly easy 17km loop with a perfect swimming hole at the half way point. There are plenty of other short trails as well.


Lamington Spiny Crayfish often come out on the trails after rain.

Rainbow Falls is a nice spot for a shower.


Sunday, February 6, 2011

SHIPS STERN/DAVES CREEK LOOP

Looking out at the 'Ships Stern'.


I was entered in the Mt Glorious Mountain Trails 30km today but the recent heavy rains had caused severe damage to parts of the original course. As a result QPWS offered Joyners Ridge rd and a short section of single track for the event. This meant a double out and back on a 7.5km section of mostly firetrail. So I could do that or I could go to Lamington and cruise perfect single track through the cool forest..easy decision.

The Ships Stern/Daves Creek loop is a run/walk I've done many times before and is one of my favourites at Lamington due to it's diversity. About half the trail is through rainforest and past the waterfalls Lamington is famous for and the rest follows rocky escarpments and drier Eucalypt forests. The trail is fairly non technical and all runnable without any big steep climbs. Although not quite as cool as the pure rainforest trails in the park this loop is still a great summer option with plenty of creeks to have a splash in along the way.

Details here - http://connect.garmin.com/activity/66819540