MT WARNING RE-OPENING CELEBRATION CLIMB! - SATURDAY GROUP 8am QLD

IF YOU CAN'T GET A PLACE ON THIS HIKE, THERE IS NOW A SECOND GROUP SCHEDULED ON SUNDAY, 12 OCTOBER - SEE SEPARATE EVENT LISTING 

As you may have read in the paper or heard on the grapevine ... Wollumbin Mt Warning is now open again. I thought there'd be a few of you keen to get up to see the view again so here we go ...

(Please Note - If you are planning on climbing Mt Warning at another time over the next couple of months, please check first with the National Parks office in Murwillumbah. Tweed Shire Council will be closing the road at some stage before Christmas to do some resurfacing - I have been told it will take about two weeks and I believe it will be done before the beginning of December but I don't have definite dates as yet for when the access road ... and therefore the mountain ... will be closed again)

WAITING LIST:
Meetup HQ have advised that they've changed the waiting list system. I didn't really know how it worked before and I have no idea how it works now - just be aware that it's apparently doing something different!

ORGANIZER NEEDED:
Brian Green - Ph: [masked]

DAYLIGHT SAVING: Unless otherwise noted, all times for Gold Coast Hiking Meetup Group events are QUEENSLAND TIME

RSVPs
Please make sure your RSVP is up to date the night before and text the Organiser on the day if you find you can't make it at the last minute.

THE TRACK:
Summit Track – 4.5kms each way
Time: Estimate 4 to 5 hours for the return trip.
Grade: Strenuous - for experienced hikers ONLY
A well-marked track winds up from the Breakfast Creek parking area to the summit, passing through a variety of vegetation communities – from subtropical and temperate rainforest to wet sclerophyll forest and heath shrubland. A final rock scramble at the top brings you to the summit platform’s 360 degree views which give you the best perspective of the surrounding caldera. For most of the year, the summit is the first place on the Australian mainland to see the sun’s rays each morning. Precautions: Be aware that the temperature drops rapidly as you ascend so wear or take warm clothes with you. Suitable footwear should be worn and we ask that you keep to the marked track to avoid causing erosion or harming the rainforest vegetation.

WHAT TO BRING: Plenty of water (at least 2 litres), sunscreen and insect repellent (I find that Rid seems to keep the leeches at bay!) Members are also asked to bring a first aid kit on every hike.

AFTERWARDS: I can recommend Rainforest Cafe on Mt Warning Road for great food, good coffee and a gorgeous setting where the tables are set out along the creek.

COST: We'll pass around the hat again for a $1 contribution to cover our registration on the Meetup website which is around $170 per year. Any additional funds will be donated to the Springbrook SES.

PERSONAL RESPONSILIBITY PHILOSOPHY: The Gold Coast Hiking Meetup Group is not a registered association or official club - it's really just a group of people walking together. As such, we cannot be held responsible for any accidents or injuries that may happen at or occur as a result of our events. We also cannot provide any guidance on fitness levels required. I always try to include the description from the NPWS websites but basically, it's up to individual members to decide whether they are hale and hearty enough to undertake the walk. We like to call this our 'PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY' philosophy!

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  • John E.

    Twas a great walk indeed in what i reckon were perfect hiking conditions, and while the sun didn't burn off the cloud cover on cue, it was kind of nice getting cooled down by rolling droplets of moisture coming in on the summit. Louisa and I will definately do that again and definately order a meal next time at the local coffee shop!

    1 · October 14, 2013

  • Nicole

    was a good hike! thanks guys, I will endeavor to make enough time for lunch on the next one!

    October 13, 2013

  • Neil

    An excellent walk. Has everything including a relaxing cafe with good coffee & lunch by the river after the walk.

    October 12, 2013

    • Nicole

      Hi Neil, I noticed that you have a picture of me when i was almost at the top. can you please remove that photo from this site, Thank you!
      Nicole

      October 13, 2013

  • Michelle A.

    Fabulous, a view from the top would have been a bonus but still well worthwhile. Very impressive clean up provided us with a neat & tidy track.

    October 12, 2013

  • Jenny

    My first time on this walk and although the view was hidden the walk was a pleasure, the company excellent and the lunch delicious! 3 out of 4 ain't bad lol. I can see why the track was closed for so long, a mammoth clean up effort

    October 12, 2013

  • Brian G.

    The mountain is such a majestic place and the walk was made a success by the people in this group but the cloud didn't lift in time for those that had not been before but some magic will bring this to life for those few see my pictures

    October 12, 2013

  • Matty W.

    Hi, is there anyone going Sunday?

    October 11, 2013

    • Brian G.

      yes Matty there is, log in to Mt Warning Sunday from the home page

      October 11, 2013

  • Brian G.

    I have a seat available as Jo is not travelling with us now

    October 11, 2013

    • David W.

      ok see you there then. Thanks

      October 11, 2013

    • Brian G.

      David I have just noticed that you have +1 and I will be unable to take two people as i have only 1 seat left please let me know if you do in fact still have an extra with you as it wont work for me

      October 11, 2013

  • Karen

    So very sorry. , there has been an unexpected hiccup with my plans to join the Mt warning walk tomorrow. I'm so sorry and very disappointed I cant com

    October 11, 2013

    • Brian G.

      Sorry you are unable to come and thanks for letting us know

      1 · October 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey guys, I can't attend as my overseas student needs me over the weekend. Thought she might be more independent after one week.

    October 11, 2013

    • Brian G.

      Sorry you are unable to come and thanks for letting us know

      October 11, 2013

  • Peter C.

    Hi Brian, wonder if I could go with you in your car!

    October 7, 2013

    • Peter C.

      Thanks Brian, see you before 6:40 on Sat.

      October 7, 2013

    • Brian G.

      Hi Jo, that will be ok just ring me on the number up the top if there is a problem as the meeting place will be at the Hungry Jack at the Robina off ramp or if your in Robina you can give me a call on the number listed above. Everyone travelling with me note please keep the day packs to a minimum as luggage space is suited to small day packs only besides believe me you'll be sorry if you bring more than you need to carry. i learned that last week.

      October 7, 2013

  • Michelle A.

    Coming from Miami & have room for 2 more.

    October 7, 2013

  • Lindy

    Thanks Brian I will be there.

    October 7, 2013

  • Susie G

    Sorry . We've moved my son's birthday dinner to an arvo bbq so won't be able to attend in case I get back too late

    October 6, 2013

    • Brian G.

      Thanks For letting us know Susie, don't forget to change your RSVP so you are removed from the list, hope the BBQ goes well see you next time

      October 6, 2013

  • Lindy

    Thanks Brian I will be happy to meet you in Rosé st just opposite the Caltex servo. I can leave my vehicle there safely. I am happy to put in for your fuel.

    October 6, 2013

    • Brian G.

      Lindy that's all good hope to pick you up at 6:55-7:00 am

      October 6, 2013

  • Nicole

    I was going to offer seats in my car, but have been recovering from my attempt at kokoda earlier this year. If I experience any pain or discomfort, I will be turning around and going home, 10wks of recovery and this will be my first hike since, I have every intention of making it to the top uninjured, but just in case I would rather not leave any one stranded without a ride home.
    I will meet you at Robina thou as I don't know my way.
    See you next weekend.

    October 6, 2013

    • Brian G.

      Hi Nicole that's not a problem at this stage meet up at the shell servo at the Robina off ramp and swing into hungry Jacks car park and look for a black 2 door Volvo and if anyone else comes from that area then we can all be at the same place and make it 6:40 as its an hours trip and I have a pick up on the way.

      October 6, 2013

  • Lindy

    Hi Brian
    Thanks for the offer I will take you up on it if that's ok. I am not aware of anyone going from this area. Are you aware of the quickest way to Mt Warning. ou go via Bilambill and Tumbulgum, cuts off a few k's and is more scenic. take the Coolangatta/Tweed Heads turn off on the M 1 and follow Kennedy Drive up into the hills and out the back way to Murwillumbah. I live at Bilambill Heights in the hills on the way there.

    October 6, 2013

    • Brian G.

      Hi Lindy yes i know the all the roads down there as i lived in Mur-bah for 22 years and i really would rather not take that road so is there anywhere that we could meet at tweed like the caltex servo in Kennnedy drive as its just off the M1 or somewhere you can leave your car safely?

      October 6, 2013

  • Lindy

    All climbers need to be aware of a problem in the car park of Mt Warning. I had my car window smashed and the car broken into, my wallet and stuff stolen and it happens often apparently so envy one needs to take any valuables with them when they walk.

    October 6, 2013

  • Brian G.

    Hi Lindy I climbed on Saturday and there were a lot of climbers and not many car spaces left so I think as many people as possible should car pool. I would like to start early for this reason but with people coming from Brisbane it may be to late to change to an early start but there is nothing stopping anyone who wants to get there early from doing so. I will leave from Robina and will offer 3 places so I can pick you up on the way if no one else goes from Tweed, if anyone is going to car please advise early so no one is left out. Please note everyone it's showers on the day and 26 so they say. The climb was great yesterday my birthday present to myself, with a bit of smoke haze and all I have to do is get everything working for next week.

    October 6, 2013

  • Lindy

    8am Qld time I am assuming. Anyone want to carpool from Tweed area?

    October 6, 2013

  • Brian G.

    Hi Elena car pooling has not come up for discussion yet but if you can make it to Robina by 6:30 you should be ok as the walk starts at 8am, but there maybe someone that can get you from your area so keep an eye on this notification. you will need to check the train times.

    October 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Brian! I think i will spend the night somewhere close to Robina, so there anyone who is keen to pick me up at the sation?? Hehe

      October 3, 2013

    • Brian G.

      it appears you have a couple of options Elena as i live at Robina and meeting and arranging a pickup would not be a problem and now you have an offer from Arie who lives in your area so its what ever you decide to do.

      October 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello everyone!! I dont have a car so it would be really nice if someone has a spare seat so i can go :) i live in clayfield, but i have no problem to take the train and meet in any station! Looking forward to go!

    October 2, 2013

    • Arie R.

      Hello Elena...My name is arie Ruis , hiked with this group for many years , and live in Wynnum...You live 10 minutes away from my place....I can pick you up on the way and drop you off again on my way home....Problem solved....:-)) My no. is[masked] It will take us a hour and a half to get there so I will have to pick you up at least at 6.30.....How would that suit you...? It will be a great day , believe me...I have been up there several times and am glad the track is open....Regards ....Arie....

      October 3, 2013

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