by Brooke Fossey

Six fellow Roksters set out on the Border Ranges trip, ACQ’s first two day trip, as opposed to a camping trip.

Creek crossing along the Lions Way

Richard cleaning the tyres

In true Fossey fashion, we set off a little behind schedule leaving Jubilee Park at Beaudesert heading towards Rathdowney. We meandered our way down the rolling hills and farmland of the Mount Lindsay Highway before turning onto Innisplain Road, where we started our journey along the Lions Road.

Just after crossing the border, we stopped for lunch and a leg stretch at the Border Loop park. It was here that we got to see Scott’s ninja rescue skills first hand when he had to rescue Isabelle from the toilet. I must say, once we realised it wasn’t him who couldn’t work out how to open the door, we were really impressed at his ability to climb up then slide through the rafters to get into the other side.

Local wildlife hitching a ride on Lola

Border Loop picnic area

After all our trips, we finally got a group photo of the people, not the cars


With the recent rain, we took the opportunity to have fun in a couple of the creek crossings. We then worked our way to the Pinnacle. I made brilliant promises about how amazing this lookout was. I think when we set off, everyone was really excited about this short walk. I may have built it up a little too much, especially given ACQ is a rain magnet. For those that braved the rain, they got a stunning first-hand view of the cloud that was providing the rain.

The walk out to the Pinnacle… which was shrouded in cloud

The final descent into Kyogle was a mix of banter across the convoy, mostly at Piper screaming the Fossey car into deafness and Scott driving Miss Daisy through made up 50 zones…