A glorious vista part one
April 2, 2013 1 Comment
On the evening of Easter Thursday, the blogger visited Mount Glorious for recreation. This ‘urban mountain’ forms part of the D’Aguilar National Park. Briefly, FM radio reception was tested in a street with an altitude of 767 metres above sea level. Those observations will be summarized in a forthcoming entry.
Observed at Mount Glorious’ Rainforest Circuit in the Maiala section of the park were rabbits, possums and a 15 centimetre wide brown frog.
To the east are spectacular views of the CBD and Samford village, particularly on Alex and Fahey Roads.
The residents of Mount Glorious can take full advantage of the view.
Mount Glorious is located on the border of the Esk, Pine Rivers and Brisbane local government municipalities. Bitumen road access is from Lake Wivenhoe, Samford or The Gap. Sealed access is not available from the north.
According to the Department of National Parks, Mount Glorious is home to longer walks including Greenes Falls and the Westside track. Only for the ‘hard core’, the Aquila loop is a six to 10 hour hike. It starts at Mount Glorious’ Maiala. Perhaps next time!
Like many city and regional areas, Mount Glorious was also affected by a notorious low pressure system back in January. On January 28th alone, 408 millimetres of rain fell. Here is an extract from the special report prepared by the Bureau of Meteorology:
Throughout its lifespan, [tropical low Oswald] brought heavy rainfall, especially in moist easterly
to northeasterly flow on its southern flank. The system was also associated with strong
winds, with numerous sites experiencing gusts in excess of 100 km/h, and coastal
storm surges and high waves, as well as a number of tornadoes, particularly in the
Like all savvy bloggers, photographic artist Damien Quick took some extraordinary photographs and video footage which illustrate significant damage. Fortunately, few reminders of this ‘freak of nature’ are visible at Mount Glorious two months later.