Please note: you can find a more up to date version of this blog at

Monday, April 05, 2010

Around the Glasshouse Mountains

Read More

Neil at the Glasshouse Mountains lookout - about halfway through our ride.The Glasshouse Mountains are beautiful. We thought the best way to see them was up close, under our own power, on bike.

We started the 50km loop at Wamuran, and proceeded in a large clockwise loop along fire trails, logging tracks, and finished via the route of an old railway line, now converted into a recreational “rail trail”.

Glasshouse Mountains Tour

Glasshouse Mountains Tour

Glasshouse Mountains Tour

Glasshouse Mountains Tour

Here’s a bridge over one of the many small creeks we crossed in the forest.

Glasshouse Mountains Tour

Glasshouse Mountains Tour

Heading down one of the many trails that cut through the pine forests.

Glasshouse Mountains Tour

Simon checks out the damage done by 4wd vehicles to one of the trails. We think the huge mud bowl looks a bit like a lake of chocolate, which fits in well with the Easter theme.

Glasshouse Mountains Tour

Simon demonstrates why I try to let him go first through most flooded tracks:

The best bits:

Picturesque views,

pine forests,

secluded roads,

quiet creeks.

The worst bits:

Motor cyclists / Trail bike riders illegally riding on state forest trails.

Dirt roads ripped up by 4wd’s and turned into mud bowls.

Piles of rubbish left by morons in the middle of the forest.

View Larger Map

No comments: