Mt Perry to Kroombit Tops


Winding up into the hills, less and less on a beaten trail.

 

Climbing out of the plains up to Kroombit Tops saw the grassy plains grazing country give way to thick dry sclerophyll and in places a little rainforest. The riding was great except for patches of buttery red clay.

Gold crusher hidden in the mountains. What a heavy machine to bring all the way out here in the days of horse and cart

Gold crusher hidden in the mountains. What a heavy machine to bring all the way out here in the days of horse and cart

 

For once a road signed as closed that was even a little too blocked for us.

For once A road signed as closed that was even a little too blocked for us.

Climbing to Kroombit Tops

Climbing to Kroombit Tops

 

Looking north as we climb

Looking north as we climb

 

The forgotten queenslander

The forgotten queenslander

 

A World War II bomber crashed up here in 45. It’s whereabouts were not know until the 90’s. Walking amongst the wreckage, I felt a sickening shiver run through me. Shreds of the plane little the forest floor for over 100m. Radio com gear, sections of wing, oxygen bottles, engines, propellers, hydraulics and on and on. Parts littered everywhere.

 

 

Overlanding (18 of 52)

Overlanding (15 of 52)

Overlanding (19 of 52)

Overlanding (17 of 52)

I shudder at the though of the impact.

Leaving the bomber site, we a particularly fun climb back to the main track. Lots of cut-off drains and challenging terrain.

Overlanding (21 of 52)

Overlanding (20 of 52)

 

Overlanding (22 of 52)

 

The Kroombit Tops lookout yields a fantastic view east. With dusk falling, we will camp here.

Overlanding (23 of 52)

 

Overlanding (24 of 52)

 

Overlanding (25 of 52)

View to Calliope from Kroombit. What a life this is.

 

 

4 Responses to Mt Perry to Kroombit Tops

  1. Claire August 8, 2013 at 4:28 pm #

    Unreal galaxy photo! were there really that many stars out?

    • Oliver Holmgren August 18, 2013 at 11:42 pm #

      All those stars are real! Much of the time the stars are hidden by haze and light pollution. Most of the time a camera has a hard time keeping up with the human eye but an night with the right lenses a camera is able to “see” a little more that the naked eye can so in this way the image shows us more than we normally see, yes.

  2. David August 8, 2013 at 7:44 pm #

    Ol,
    fantastic pics but the link to higher res images have not been working for quite a few posts. Would love to see them if you manage to fix it.

    David

  3. Lorelei August 15, 2013 at 6:17 am #

    I’m speechless!

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