Looking for a quick and easy trip with a potential for awesome sunset views, I settled on Mount Elimbah, one of the shortest and most southerly of the Glass House Mountains. The latter aspect makes it particularly attractive for this purpose, as from this vantage point you can spy the full family of rugged volcanic peaks.
|A grandstand view of the Glass House Mountains, from left to right: Mounts Tunbubudla, Coonowrin,|
Tibberoowuccum, Tibrogargan, and Beerburrum
As I settled down to enjoy the show, I did a little bit of exploring around the rocky summit. There's not much space up there, but being mostly unknown outside of the bushwalking community is a blessing as the area is free of tourists and their (urgh) rubbish.
|Enjoying the views|
On my way back down I was surprised to spot some bright orange fungus clinging to a dead branch.
Well, I had intended on getting down and back to the car before dark, but the light show kept on giving and it was hard to leave. I barely moved a few metres at a time before something made me stop and grab my camera out again. In the end I was sliding back down the rocky mountainside in the dim twilight to end the walk. A very memorable sunset.
|Crepuscular rays over Mount Miketeebumulgrai|
|Venus, Jupiter and the moon over the twin peaks of Mount Tunbubudla|