Big Pats Creek to Ada No.2 Mill, Walk into History, Yarra State Forest - January 2017
|I'm getting to old and fat for this...|
|Crossing Big Pats Creek on my first of many log bridges.|
|Initially the track stays fairly close to Big Pats Creek.|
|This old steam winch used to pull the huge Mountain Ash in from up to 600 metres away.|
|Blue skies and sunshine..... all was good in my feral world today!|
I walked 22 kilometres today and climbed 629 metres on this medium grade stroll, as is usual my GPS gave me stats that were a little over the odds compared to the official distances, I think the official distance for the day is around 16 kilometres, and while I did a couple of short side trips and wandered around a little taking photos it's still a fairly big discrepancy. I used the notes out of Glenn Tempest’s Weekend Walks Around Melbourne and while the book dates back to 2003 the notes still proved pretty accurate. As well as Mr Tempest’s notes and mud map I carried the Rooftop’s map for the area and used my GPS maps. Today was actually a bit of a surprise, I was expecting to be pushing through a lot more scrub but the track clearers had made it a lot more pleasant for me, so instead of constantly picking off leeches I was able to enjoy the majestic forest.
Relavent Posts.Reids Tramline, Yarra State Forest, 2015.
Buttongrass Walk, Bunyip State Park, 2016.
Johns Hill, 2015.
|There is no shortage of relics slowly being reclaimed by the bush at the Ada No.2 Mill site.|
|The Ada No.2 camp is bordered by these Paperbark Trees, although there is still one big Mountain Ash in the middle of camp.|