Monday, May 02, 2005

In Search of Slaughter Falls

Listening to the rain trickle down outside, I think about the dried up creek beds we walked up yesterday and how they must now be flowing with rainwater.

Yesterday a few friends gathered at Mount Coot-tha's JC Slaughter Falls picnic area for a barbeque. After we'd eaten, leaving the girls to sit and gossip, Marcus, Phil and myself decided to take a short walk along the bush trail leading to the falls.

Along the way were some rocks by the creek bed with some aboriginal art painted on them, a few handprints and a crude rendition of a snake. After taking some photos, we decided to be a little adventurous, abandoning the trail to follow the rocky creek we imagined would lead to straight to Slaughter Falls, which according to the signpost, was only a few hundred metres away.

A little worn out after climbing and jumping over large creek rocks without coming across anything resembling a waterfall, we thought it might be a good idea to find the track again. Luckily it wasn't too far away. Up and up we hiked as the trail started to become steeper and steeper, until we were all sweating, exhausted and thinking we were definitely not on track to our previous destination any more, but still we didn't want to turn back.

At the top, our track joined up with another that seemed to lead back down the mountain. Following that down for what seemed like forever, we eventually found ourselves at the very same signpost telling us that Slaughter Falls was just ahead. We were much too weary from our walk however and happily resolved that we would see it another day and that it would most likely not be much to look at anyway, all dried up and everything as we imagined it to be.

Mount Coot-tha Fungus


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi - Im doing some, I guess you could say, research, into Slaughter Falls, and Toowong Cemetary. I was wondering if we could have a chat.
I can be contacted via, yahoo messenger: the_deadly_goddess
hope to talk soon.

7/27/2005 01:58:00 pm  

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