Hi Everybody Well I am off again for another adventure’s Indiana Pete walk this time to Mt Maroon with coffee and cake when we summit. I would like everybody who comes along to bring a cup and some water to boil so when we summit I will put the jug on and we can sit back and watch the world go by. I do hope everybody likes carrot cake with cream cheese icing. Directions: We should all meet at 5 Anna st Beaudesert at 7.45 am on Saturday the 9th May. We can car pool from here as parking at the mountain can be tricky at times. If you are coming from the Gold Coast just drive to Nerang then Canungra then Beaudesert.If you are coming from Brisbane just follow the Mt Lindesay highway to Beaudesert. Oraganiser: Indiana Pete[masked] Don't forget to make sure your RSVP is up to date the night before the walk and if you find you can't make it on the day, please send me a text so the group is not kept waiting around.. If anybody has any questions at all please feel free to text or ring me. The Walk: Mt Maroon is a 2 hour walk up hill before it flattens out and we make the final half hour push to the summit. The views are breath taking and well worth the effort to get there. The walk will take about 5 to 6 hours total and is graded as a class 5 walk. Mount Maroon is part of Mount Barney National Park the rugged peaks are the remains of the ancient Focal Peak Shield Volcano which erupted 24 million years ago. Mount Barney is the second highest peak in south-east Queensland. The park has extremely varied vegetation with open forests around the foothills of the peaks, subtropical rainforest above 600m and montage heath scrublands towards the summits. The summit of Mount Maroon is mallee eucalypt scrublands. Many rare and unusual plant species grow in the park including the endangered Maroon wattle Acacia sax cola, the rare mallee ash Eucalyptus codonocarpa. Most of Mount Barney National Park is in the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area. Afterwards: Well we can head back to Beaudesert to the railway hotel or Boonah to the café in the main street; both are a nice place to end a walk. WHAT TO BRING: Plenty of water, snacks, good walking shoes (hiking boots if you've got them) hat, sunscreen and insect repellent. COST: As usual, we'll pass around the hat for a $1 contribution from each participant which goes towards the cost of maintaining our presence on the Meetup website. PERSONAL RESPONSILIBITY PHILOSOPHY: We are not a formal organisation or association and take no responsibility for any mishaps that may occur as a result of our activities. As such, it is up to each individual to make sure they are capable of attempting this track.