Northbrook Mountain

Another #gavinswaterbottle adventure

After a slow start, waiting for people to arrive, the walk finally got going at 9.25am. Under overcast skies the walk proceeded from the western side of Mount Glorious Road, and followed the Western Window track. After about 500 metres the Western Window Lookout was reached with smoke haze to the west. The walk then continued a further 250 metres and descended to the Joyners Ridge Road to Lawton Road Track. In this section a number trees had fallen over the track creating interesting obstacles. IMG_0607The track to Lawton Road was followed for 2.2 km to Lawton Road.

At this point some walkers were met who needed information as they were trying to locate the old forestry station. After a bit of discussion about that and the Kokoda Track, which one of the group is doing later this year, it was the descent down Lawton Road to Northbrook Mountain. On the way we met the Brisbane Bushwalkers group doing much the same walk.

Then we ascended the flank of Northbrook Mountain on Lawton Road to the intersection with England Creek Road about 5 km from where we joined Lawton Road. The walk then continued down England Creek for 500 metres to a campsite sign. The track was then followed to the Northbrook Mountain campsite, where we had lunch.

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After lunch the track went past campground and ascended to the summit of Northbrook Mountain with its rock outcrops and extensive views over the Western D’Aguilar Range and Brisbane Valley.

From there the walk returned via the same route returning to the cars at 3.30 pm in light rain. The walk distance was 18.8 km, although Gavin’s Map My walk reported 25.6 km.

A great walk with great company!

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