PO Box 31, Red Hill, Q 4059

BRISBANE CATHOLIC BUSHWALKING CLUB

SATURDAY 26th NOVEMBER 2022, LYREBIRD LOOKOUT & MOONLIGHT CRAG, DAYWALK

SATURDAY 26th NOVEMBER 2022,

LYREBIRD LOOKOUT & MOONLIGHT CRAG,

DAYWALK


Leader Phil Murray 0416 650160

Meet at St Brigid’s 78 Musgrave Rd Red Hill

Time 7.00 am

Cost $25

Grade M33

EO Sue Murray 0420 510 214


This is a circuit walk up at O’Reilly’s. A big part of the walk is off track walking. Well, we are following an old “pad” # most of the way and it will be great to do some real bushwalking for a change where we have to find the track. This bush bashing feature is actually a positive highlight for the walk as we are really going bushwalking. I am yet to do the pre-outing so not sure if there are many tree falls. It will be a gloves, gaiters and secateurs walk, and this is not a negative but a real positive. It sounds terrific. But alas the off-track section is only about 3 km of a total distance of 10 kilometres. But you get a real buzz from following these old indistinct tracks and finding your way back to the usual track system.

The walk is a circuit starting and finishing at O’Reilly’s. Initially we will walk past the units of accommodation at O’Reilly’s. We then descend down to Moran’s Creek via the Wishing Tree Track. Then up to Balancing Rock then we head back along the ridgeline and go bush and follow an old pad near the escarpment up to Moonlight Crag, then on to Orchid Grotto Lookout and thence Lyrebird lookout. We then turn left and head towards the Border track and then back to the carpark. This walk gets a write up in the book Take a Walk in South East Queensland.(2010) by John and Lyn Daly. But their walk also visits Moran’s Falls and Castle Crag. So we will be doing a shorter version. See page 214 where they suggest it will only take 4 hours.

Bring the usual Daywalk stuff especially 2 litres of water. Ensure you have a change of clothes and shoes for the end of the trip.

The last time the Club did this walk was back in March 2006 and it was Michele Johns first walk as leader. The 24 people on the walk were – Michele & Richard Johns, Michael Simpson, Terry Silk, Philip Kearns, Therese Abernethy, June Greenaway, Gordana Stanojevic, Louise Leonardi, Robin Thorn, Graham Glasse, James Parra, Sofia Ramsay, Justin & Mary Tobin, Jenny Dancer, Maxine Brophy, Stella Wells, Roger Ford, Pm & Ian butler, Catherine Patterson and Karen Bright.