We’re old hands at hiking now. Our packs are like trusted old friends that we are used to loading, adjusting, hoisting and carrying. Other than the Deuter 40+10 Mum borrowed off my friend, our packs are 65L budget brands retailing for about $100.
The first kilometre of the trail climbed steeply to the top of the range, leveling out at 450m. It was delightful and helped us warm up.
I enjoyed the walk. This open country is magnificent. I felt totally refreshed by the scenery and climb.
I took a typographic map of the walk with us and used the walk to practice my navigation skills. The whole walk is clearly marked so you don’t need a map but having a map allowed me to check my accuracy. I found myself being quite accurate, which was a good feeling.
Again the track wound through a.mix of open forest and rainforest.
The first half was predominately uphill until we got to the Mt Allen fire tower. From here we could see the mountains we walked up on day 2 far in the distance. You can see the peaks in the photo above.
The door into the fire tower was tiny. It was a bit tough ducking through the doorway after carrying a pack so far.
After the fire tower we walked downhill for 5km through the last of the rainforest to Booloumba Creek.
It was a brilliant walk. Mum and Dad also enjoyed it. I highly recommend it.