Yarramalong SE QLD

Les PK Ranger

4x4 Earth Contributer
#1
Set up for a couple of nights here, very peaceful and sheltered.

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Private campground on large horse breeding property, camps on Reynolds Creek, which flows north from Lake Moogerah.

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$10 pp per night, showers / toilets etc.
a huge footy field size area up top where the facilities are, but have gone down to “The Island” which has much more isolated campsites.
 

Petunia

Active Member
#2
A good place to get lost ah, investigate alternate destinations in there.:oops: I quite like Spicers Gap, the track is closed to vehicular traffic now but still walkable. Also the road up through The Head crosses the head waters of the Condamine River 13/14 times and brings you out at Killarney, a really nice drive that, not difficult, but not recommended when in flood, the last one can be a doozy.:cool:
 

Les PK Ranger

4x4 Earth Contributer
#3
Yes the border ranges area is a Mecca for exploring.
Have looked about through the region on quite a number of trips now.
Condamine a few times travelling through just because it’s there :)

Was going to go up through to Spicers Gap for a look tomorrow, will still do so but my brother doesn’t walk so will then go over Cunninghams and have a look via Dalrymple Ck into Main Range NP
 

Tink

Well-Known Member
#5
Nice drive up to the start of Spicers, also have a look at the Governors Chair, only a 300 metre easy return walk, well worth it.
Over at Goomburra, there are two lookouts, Mount Castle and Sylvesters, both just short of 1km return, both uphill
 

Petunia

Active Member
#6
Was going to go up through to Spicers Gap for a look
Before you get to the end at The Governors Chair, on the left there may be a sign pointing down a small track no more than a hundred yards, in there is a well/watering point for dray teams that hauled goods up through there before Cunninghams was the more viable route.
Depends if you into history or not?

Dalrymple Ck into Main Range NP
Can't get lost in there, you have to come out the way you went in.

Brothers Taj Mahal set up, and I thought my slip in side wall was a bit excessive !!
Is he a Bloody Victorian? white tennis socks? :rolleyes:
 

Les PK Ranger

4x4 Earth Contributer
#7
Thanks for the tips fellas, I’ll definitely do the Gov Chair walk while brother waits.
Will certainly do the dray team water point detour too, thanks.

Is he a Bloody Victorian? white tennis socks? :rolleyes:
Ha just had to look over and make sure about socks !!
Nah he’s barefoot but all tatts to ankles and none to mention on feet so looks like they are white. Ha ha. :D
 

Les PK Ranger

4x4 Earth Contributer
#8
Before you get to the end at The Governors Chair, on the left there may be a sign pointing down a small track no more than a hundred yards, in there is a well/watering point for dray teams that hauled goods up through there before Cunninghams was the more viable route.
Depends if you into history or not?
Found that on Mapout, it’s called Moss well by the looks.
I’ll be heading up there soon, having a short lunch break at Lake Moogerah dam area after climbing Mt Edwards.
 

Les PK Ranger

4x4 Earth Contributer
#9
Mt Edwards climb very worthwhile, 3km up, 3km down :)
All up 450m gain and downhill again, some steep loose rock sections, but avg fitness level would be fine doing it.

Access is via the Moogerah dam wall.

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Les PK Ranger

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#10
The approach looking up towards the summit (which is still out of view).

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Looking down on the lava flows I walked to this morning from camp, other side of Reynolds Ck.

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Old yaccas on the final easier summit path.

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A self taken portrait using the phone camera timer function.
Cool these modern things :D

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Bottom right are 2 camps each side of the creek, Gorge camping left side , Yarramalong right side.

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What goes up must return from whence it came . . .

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Les PK Ranger

4x4 Earth Contributer
#11
The drive to Spicers Gap Road and the Governors Chair.

Nice drive up through the Main Range NP, to the carpark where the road ends.
Only a 150m each way walk to the lookout and (funny enough) the same back !!

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Just above the word changed and left of Lake Moogerah, is Mt Edwards.
Looks a lot smaller from up here.

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Les PK Ranger

4x4 Earth Contributer
#13
Just before Gov Chair lookout is the little walking track to Moss well, literally a stones throw.

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Good storyboard tells the tale.

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The well.

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Leave litter just under the surface is deceiving, I pushed a stick a good couple of feet down so it must deep through down that fully and keep the well full.
 

Les PK Ranger

4x4 Earth Contributer
#14
Glad you made it up there. Nice views.
Sorry I will miss you at Goomburra, having a few days up the Sunny Coast
Tink
Cheers mate, didn’t quite get to other side of the range, as I hadn’t planned to do the Mt Edward climb.
My brother had terrible leg cramps last night, damn missed the cork thread !!!!!
So I helped him pack up his camper this morning and he went home while I drove on to Moogerah.

All set up again by 1500, solo this time and enjoying a quite camp.

Made sure this time I had ample room for the new sail track awning wall, it needs a full 6m from far side of Ranger to where it pegs down !!
Makes a big difference with weather protection, I have the swag feet out there now so loads more room / flexible setup.

Won’t be long and a couple of nice kransy will be over coals, and chilli eggs in the frypan.

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