Glass House Mountains
It has been a hot January here in south-east Queensland, and around most of Australia. Even early morning hikes usually end up in red faces and a pool of perspiration. I'm lucky to have some excellent walking tracks close to home so they have been my focus for the start of 2019.
The Mount Tibrogargan section of Glass House Mountains National Park includes a growing network of walking trails - the 6km Trachyte Circuit has been a favourite of mine for some time, and it can easily be extended or reduced in length by detouring on forestry tracks. The newly opened Yul-yan-man trail adds a more adventurous element to the network, traversing Trachyte Ridge via a rough and sometimes steep course - I'm waiting for some cooler weather before I tackle that one.
Below is a selection of images from my January ramblings around Glass House Mountains NP.
Eucalypt woodland/forest, taken from one of the high viewpoints.
Looking up at Tibrogargan from one of the circuit trails
Tibrogargan and woodland
Looking west to Mounts Beerwah and Coonowrin
Early morning in Glass House Mountains NP.
Tibrogargan from one of the forestry roads.
Moon and morning sky
One of the perils of early morning walks!
Tibrogargan in morning sunlight