Like all Impromptu Road Trips there are always the missteps, fudged timings as well as the stokeworthy unexpected payoffs, and this outdoor trip seems to be preparing itself for all eventualities. So armed with some unbridled enthusiasm, some water and a first aid kit I head out to explore some nearby Ranges, specifically Lamington National Park in Southeastern Queensland.
Today feels lucky, unlike last week which totally bombed due to a closed road.
It rained the week before and washed out the road. Bit annoying but oh well – today feels luckier. The mountain ascent is great, looking back over O’Reilly’s Valley is stunning, catching some blurry vision of a rainstorm sweeping across Simba’s valley ( a pet name of course ) Oh and don’t forget the mandatory posing with the National Park demarcation sign.
So, it’s nearly dark now and the only activity I’ve managed to squeeze in is the suspended rainforest walk, which is great, and a glorious sunset. And therein lay the first lessons I’ve learned about day hikes – proper preparation is indispensable, and, understand your timings!! There is definitely more to enjoy here at Lamington National Park, and I’ll be returning one day soon, albeit a bit more prepared.