PO Box 31, Red Hill, Q 4059

BRISBANE CATHOLIC BUSHWALKING CLUB

WEDNESDAY 31 JULY,  TOOWONG CREEK,  STROLL

Leader:         Greg 3351 4092
Meet:              Mt Coot-tha Lookout Bus Stop
Time:             4:07 pm
Cost:              Free
Grading:       M11
Distance:      13 km
Finish:           Toowong Train Station 
Emerg Off:    Greg 0418 122 995  

This Stroll takes us back to Mt Coot-tha. Toowong Creek has been attempted before; however, I was not on it. I have changed the route to make it “different.”
 
This Stroll is divided into two parts – the Summit down to the Western Freeway and then the Freeway to the River.
 
Part #1 is finding the source and following it down to the lowlands. This is the steep part – the trail down can be overused, eroded,  loose under foot and trees to hold onto are few & far between. Some of this downhill will appear like Strolling on ball bearings. Saying all this, it is for a short distance, and will be taken slowly. Bring your walking poles if you are not comfortable with this.
 
Once under the Freeway, the trail is flatter and far easier underfoot, following the Creek through a mixture of  bush and suburbia. Sometimes it is obvious, some is exploring. The Creek goes underground in places (a lot of places) and behind sheds in others. Even the mouth, where it enters the River, is out of bounds.
 
http://www.oncewasacreek.org/the-creek/transformation/how-it-once-was/toowong-creek-the-sole-survivor/
Come along with me on this last day of July to follow this forgotten and lost creek from source to mouth.