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Погледана 286 пут(a), скинута са сервера 20 пут(a)

близу  Tylerville, Queensland (Australia)

Although logans Ridge provides a short but sharp ascent of Barney, going down the gorge takes a fair bit longer as it involves a further 2km of rockhopping down Barney Creek and then a 3km walk out to lower portals. As the walk begins at Yellowpinch car parking area there will be a considerable walk back along the roadside if you don't arrange a car shuffle.

Logans Ridge is fairly straight forward. There is one semi tricky point about 1/3 of the way up where some climbing is required. This can be done using the chockstone to the left or the tree leaning up against the cliff. Near the top the scrambling becomes almost climbing so make sure you have a decent head for heights/can rockclimbing if attempting this route. The sheer steepness of this route leads to expansive views of the surrounding countryside as well as decent views of Eagles Ridge.

To reach the start of Barney Gorge simply walk down to the old hut campsite from East Peak. From here you only need to follow the creek downstream finding the path of least resistance. There is a slippery section about 1/3 of the way down which is best avoided by contouring round to the right. The next more substantial waterfall of located near the base of the gorge. This feature is not immediately obvious but once you arrive at a large expanse of slabs (see photos) you will have reached this point. To avoid it contour around to the left as close to the cliff as possible. Start heading back down to the creek just before you arrive at a small rocky ridge blocking your path. From here the terrain becomes less steep and soon you will reach the junction of Barney gorge and Barney Creek. If you don't wish to rockhop back from here down Barney Creek you can head to Barney gorge junction campsite (cross the creek and follow a path along the left side of Barney Creek to get here). A path heads from the campsite up to the ridge-line then back to lower portals. However, the rockhop is a definately more scenic route with some good swimming holes and views of leaning Peak. From Lower Portals simply follow the well defined trail back to lower portals carpark.

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  • Слика од HCastle

    HCastle 17.07.2017.

    Looking towards Eagles Ridge early in the ascent up Logans https://pt.wikiloc.com/trilhas-trekking/logans-ridge-barney-gorge-18688068/photo-11756709

  • Слика од HCastle

    HCastle 17.07.2017.

    View from the precipitous final ascent near the top of Logans Ridge https://pt.wikiloc.com/trilhas-trekking/logans-ridge-barney-gorge-18688068/photo-11756711

  • Слика од HCastle

    HCastle 17.07.2017.

    The scenic pool at the base of a long and gradual waterfall in Barney Gorge https://pt.wikiloc.com/trilhas-trekking/logans-ridge-barney-gorge-18688068/photo-11756719

  • Слика од HCastle

    HCastle 17.07.2017.

    The slabs above the lower waterfall in Barney gorge make for a good snack stop and view appreciation point https://pt.wikiloc.com/trilhas-trekking/logans-ridge-barney-gorge-18688068/photo-11756724

  • Слика од HCastle

    HCastle 17.07.2017.

    The base of the lower waterfall in Barney Gorge https://pt.wikiloc.com/trilhas-trekking/logans-ridge-barney-gorge-18688068/photo-11756733

  • Слика од HCastle

    HCastle 17.07.2017.

    The junction of Barney gorge and Barney Creek https://pt.wikiloc.com/trilhas-trekking/logans-ridge-barney-gorge-18688068/photo-11756738

  • Слика од Alo-walk

    Alo-walk 21.01.2018.

    I have followed this trail  View more

    NB: only managed 50% of this walk then tracked back

    Navigation: Difficult. Walk to Lower portals and Barney creek camping ground use defined tracks. Finding the junction of Barney gorge and creek requires tracking west along the creek from the camping ground for about 150 m. Heading up the gorge as HCastle mentioned - 1/3 way up you reach the lower gorge waterfalls. We were unable to continue further as we could not find our way around the waterfall (we tried heading up west then follow base of cliff line). We went for plan B and camped at Barney creek camping ground then back track the next day.

    Fitness: Very difficult. I can do >1000 m elevation carrying a 15 kg pack. I ran out of steam going up the gorge - the constant rock hopping with an overnight pack was hard for me. It was also a 34 degrees day and the lower portal section is mostly exposed

    Scenery: Barney creek is nice. The camping ground is flat, large (for 10+ tents) and right next to a free flowing creek

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