26-Nov-2012 -- The story starts at 43°S 147°E and continues from 28°S 153°E.
In the morning of confluence day, I got up a 3:27 AM in my hostel in Brisbane and started cycling at 4:30 AM. Such an early start helped me to get out of the city before the morning rush-hour would begin. Actually, I - accidentally - got on the M1 motorway which took me northwards with nice speeds around 40 km/h.
From the town Caboolture (10 km beeline), I started my approach to this confluence. I rode on several forest tracks until I reached the confluence point, which is right in the middle of a large forested area. It actually is a maze of little tracks, but with a digital aerial image at hand, the approach can be straight forward. One of the tracks comes as close as 74 m to the confluence.
The point is now in a young pine forest, after it had been cleared around the year 2010.
After visiting the confluence I reached the area of the Glass House Mountains, which is just north of the confluence point. There are spectacular rhyolite volcanic plunges between a flat plain.
CP Visit Details:
- Distance to an asphalt road: 2000 m
- Distance to a track: 74 m
- Distance of bicycle parking: 74 m
- Time to reach CP from bicycle parking: 2 minutes
- Time at CP: 8:00 AM
- Measured height: 15 m
- Minimal distance according to GPS: 1 m
- Position accuracy: 4 m
- Topography: flat
- Vegetation: young pine trees, grass
- Weather: sunny, 25° C (felt temperature)
- Given Name: The Glass House Mountains Confluence
More pictures of the trip can found at mautz.net.
The story continues at confluence 26°S 153°E.