Mount Barney, there it is, waiting for us.
A closer look at the East Peak.
Rugged fire trail from the car park towards the National Park entrance.
Arid and rocky fields. Rather typical in many parts of southern Queensland.
Entry to the National Park.
Entry to the National Park goes through the Cronan Creek. This time is was easy as the causeway had only a hint of water.
Peasants Ridge, an nice easy stroll to start with on a gentle uphill.
A narrow path winding through the forest.
The climb starts. You need to watch your footing!
You need to be on all fours to keep moving.
Up the chimney. That's the only choice to get up there. 10 meters vertical to get 5 meters horizontal forward.
The few resting places provided well deserved relaxation - and spendid views.
Another relaxing view from a resting place.
In a dominantly dry landscape there are pockets of dry rainforest with ferns, palm trees, and all.
First night at the campsite: a bunch of possums visiting us - attempting to steal our food. Pests, as they were savage and fearless.
A possum in action: food, isn't it, wonderful, I just might take it with me...
The Old Hut campsite was tiny but has a nice view. And someone had abandoned a tent.
East Peak's western slope.
Climbing up the East Peak. Nice views already early on.
Our campsite, Rum Jungle, was at the top of the green patch of rainforest on the right-hand side of the picture.
Up, up, up he climbs towards the East Peak.
A closer look at the slope of the East Peak. If you are really observant, you'll find three people coming down the from the summit.
200 m elevation gain in a bit over 1000 m of distance. This trip was a lot of climbing.
Summit, 1351 m above the sea level!
In the background, Mount Earnest and Mount Lindesay, and right behind her is the State of New South Wales.
Brisbane far in the horizon, 100 km away (direct line).
View to NW, past Lake Maroon (which you can almost see behind the trees).
View to NE from the East Peak.
Video - 360 degree views from the East Peak.
Afternoon sun in the Rum Jungle campsite.
The air is clean, as evidenced by the lichen on the tree branch.
More of the lichen on the trees.
Small spider webs.
Mount Lindesay in evening light.
Barney Gorge and lower parts of East Peak in the evening sun, from above Rum Jungle.
Descending back to the campsite from a rock embankment.
Full moon rising above East Peak.