Saturday evening marked my first ever hike up a mountain. To ease my transition into ‘avid adventurer’, I chose Mount Ngungun based on the many reviews I had read and a few recommendations from my colleagues.
Long story short, Mount Ngungun, standing at 253 metres tall, is deemed the most ‘child-friendly’ out of all the Glasshouse Mountains. So obviously, being a woman of sub-par fitness, that sounded right up my alley.
Now, looking back on my decision, I feel ridiculously grateful that I went with the ‘baby’ mountain. Because honest-to-god, I almost died. The fact that I am sitting here, writing this blog post is no short of a dead-set miracle. By the half way mark, my breathing laboured, my ears were ringing and my legs felt outrageously heavy. I couldn’t even bring myself to laugh at the kind-of-hilarious jokes Rhett kept firing my way in an effort to ease my obvious displeasure. God bless that man for trying but I was in no mood.
In my defence however, Rhett and I did charge up that mountain at leopard-like speed. Haha, well ..not really. But we did make it to the top of the summit in less than 15 minutes. Which in hindsight, was a phenomenal effort but probably not the smartest thing to do. Considering how perilous the ‘stairs’ were and how wholly unqualified I was to dance around the dozens of spine-chilling vertical drops littering the entire track.
Regardless, as far as the moral of the story goes, not only did Rhett and I make it to the top of Mount Ngungun with our lives intact but we also made it just in time to catch the sunset. As you can see, the view was phenomenal.
In these photos, the dress I am wore is the stunning ‘Juniper’ maxi dress from Arnhem Clothing in Vintage Rouge, which I believe is still available on their website for $159.00 AUD (link here). And needless to say, I am oddly obsessed with this dress.
As always, I hope you guys enjoyed this suite of photos from my evening spent sitting precariously on top of Mount Ngungun. If anybody reading this is local to Queensland, I highly recommend you guys head up there and see the views for yourself. No photo will ever do it justice.
Until next time, stay safe.
Love Linda, xo