THURSDAY 19 OCTOBER,
THE COOCHINS BY TRAIN,
Leader: Michele 0414635542
Meet: Central Station
Cost: Train Fares
Time: 7.07 am
Emerg Off: Graham 3371 9623
The twin peaks of Mt Coochin are the most northerly of the Glasshouse Mountains. At only 235 metres, they are a relatively short climb however provide the best views of the other mountains in the area.
From Beerwah station, it is a short 3 kilometre walk along roads and through easements to the start of the climb. We will take a steep rough track up the eastern slope of east peak to the summit where we will have great views and plenty of shade while enjoying morning tea.
After a break we will make our way down to the saddle following a rocky ridge and up again to west peak. The climb up to west peak is very short and here we will have more views north, south, east and west. We will descend down the western slope till we meet up with a fire trail which circles around the peaks until we return to the start of the climb. We will then return to central Beerwah.
There should be plenty of time to have lunch in Beerwah before catching the 2.11pm train home.
This walk is suitable for beginners who want to test their skills descending and ascending rocky slopes. The club doesn’t often walk in this area, so come and join me for this classic walk close to Brisbane. Bring the usual day walk requirements, including at least 2 ltrs of water.