Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Honeyeater track - Mt. Cootha

The Honeyeater track Mt.Cootha
Honeyeater Track 2.1km (1 hour)
This track begins 375 metres from the Mt Coot-tha Lookout, off Sir Samuel Griffith Drive and provides access to the Chapel Hill area. Grade: Steep over short sections Habitat: Open eucalypt forest Must: Visit the Hut Environmental Centre

we still don't have a baby carrier for miss Eb's... i have been waiting for a second hand Macpac possum to become available on gumtree but it hasn't happened yet. still keeping an eye open for that bargain :0).. we did however decide to join a girlfriend & her beautiful boy on a walk at a local trail in Mt. Cootha without a hiking carrier, & used our baby bjorn...

all I can say is ouch... Ebony has just about grown out of her baby bjorn but we squeezed in one last walk with it. It was lovely to carry her nice & close to my chest & share the outdoors with her, but gee did it hurt the next day. The baby bjorn is a front carrier... With all the weight of bubbs being placed on your shoulders, this is not the best design for hiking/ walking trails. Carrying a curious toddler in this position on a predominantly up hill (50min) walk wasn't something I'd recommend.

An extremely windy day! We took this walk with a very brisk approach & got to the top in very little time. Although there are quite a few chairs along the way to stop & listen to the birds or take in the beautiful surrounds & maybe catch a glimpse of the dam, we bypassed these & went straight to the top.

I would recommend wearing appropriate footwear for this track as it can be quite slippery (loose rock) coming down, especially when wearing bubbs on the front.

No facilities at this particular track.

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