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біля Black Duck Creek, Queensland (Australia)
This circuit is rhe iconic circuit that can be undertaken from the Glen Rock National Park campground and day-use area. Depending on the time of year you do it the vegetation can be very thick. In this recording please be careful of the timings as the actual timing will be around 7 to 8 hours.
Starting from the day use area this track precedes pass the information hut and then immediately climbs the main ridge up Mt Philip. As long as you stick to this ridge you will be pretty safe. The trail will get steeper and steeper until you get to a few little rock climbing bits which are not too hard.
As you reach the top you will reach a small razorback before coming to a wider area with a couple of lookouts out and about the area. From there you proceed down the spur from the other side veering to the left until you get around a cliff and then contour around the side of Mt Phillip until you reach the spur heading down to Red Rock. You will have to traverse a rocky section at one point.
The track then precedes on to the top of Red Rock to glimpse the view. As you reach the saddle between Mt Phillip and the next mountain you will hit a fire trail which you will follow for a while before you have to divert up the spur following the fence line up the next mountain.
There is one tough rock climbing route between two outcrops which can be very scrambly and you should be careful. After that outcrop the track gets easier and eventually you meet up with a number of cow trails which will take you across to the adjoining spur that goes down to Glen Rock.
The route along the Glen Rock spur can be very full with long grass. There are number of outcrops with present great views out towards Point Pure and the adjoining mountains. There are a number of razorbacks also along this spur which you will have to avoid by dropping down and progressing underneath them.
Eventually you will hit Glen Rock. I note that there is something very wrong with all maps of this area that pinpoints where Glen Rock actually is on the map. Hence when you follow this trail follow the GPX track and forget about the terrain contours as indicated on the map. The trail initially turns right before you hit Glen Rock and then follows underneath Glen Rock along a narrow pathway to eventually hit the spur that leads back to the start point. The turn is to the right away from Glen Rock to get on the spur.
The trail follows a barbed wire fence along the top of the spur and gradually descends until it hits an old fire trail which slowly works it's way down the mountain back to the start point. This trail at times can be very steep.