|I haven't been up here since the 2009 Black Saturday Bushfire torched the place.|
|The walk starts off by passing by a nice little lake.|
|Crossing the Steavenson River.|
|The climbing got a bit more serious once I left the river and started to head for Keppel Lookout.|
|Touching Paradise Plains Road for a few metres brought a change of scenery!|
|The Cathedral Range ridge line traverse looks pretty easy from here...|
|The pick of the view is from the bottom lookout, I think.|
|It hasn't rained for weeks down here, so of course I started to get a few drops falling on me as I wandered back down to the ute.|
According to my walking notes I walked 14.9 kilometres today and while there is no metres climbed in my notes I’d guess it at around 550 metres over the course of the walk. Speaking of notes I was using Melanie Ball’s notes out of Top Walks In Victoria for today’s visit to Marysville. I’d rate this as a medium grade walk. The track itself is very well signposted and, even accounting for the fact that I was passing through areas full of dense regrowth the pad is clear of scrub, well apart from a couple of downed trees that I had to hurdle (the hurdling bit may be a bit of a Feral embellishment). This is a nice enough walk but I’d probably time your visit to late winter and early spring to make the most of the higher water levels. Marysville itself is still rebuilding but there are now plenty of options available for both eating and sleeping and it gives a bit of a warm and fuzzy feeling supporting these communities by buying something, well it does for me anyway;)
Cathedral Range~North Loop, Cathedral Range State Park, 2016.
Cathedral Range~Southern Circuit, Cathedral Range State Park, 2015.
Monda Track, Toolangi State Forest, 2017.
|Back at the lake, it was still spitting with rain.|
|If you've got some kiddies at home this little park would be a great spot to bring them to blow off some steam I reckon.|