|Leaving O'Briens Crossing this morning things were looking good.|
|The camping area at O'Briens Crossing was pretty busy on this Saturday morning.|
|There are a variety of signs and markers throughout Lerderderg State Park.|
|I'm in my natural habitat.|
|These are the current standard for sign posting in the park.|
|Reaching O'Briens Road I had two kilometres to go and it's starting to rain, I'd better get going!|
I walked around 13 kilometres and climbed 350 metres on today’s stroll. I’m thinking this is a medium grade walk but…if you don’t like rough ground and the occasional scrub massage then you’d probably rate it hard. The pad down stream along the Lerderderg River is a little indistinct in a couple of spots, you have to be particularly aware when the pad climbs very steeply to pass above a big bluff. The Lerderderg River wasn’t flowing when I went through in early January which is a pretty standard thing in late summer, there are generally plenty of pools that area suitable for a swim though, although you’d need to treat the water if you wanted to drink it. Mine Camp would make a nice spot to camp if you wanted to turn this into a very easy overnighter. I used notes from the House of Chapman’s book, the 2017 edition of Day Walks Melbourne, it is walk number 15 in the book.
The Scenic Rim, Lerderderg State Park, 2017.
The Old River, Lerderderg State Park, 2017.
Clearwater Creek, Lerderderg State Park, 2015.
|Meeting O'Briens Road I veered left down another spur to finally meet O'Briens Road again 100 metres before arriving back at O'Briens Crossing.|
|Dropping down the spur the end was in sight. I just beat the rain.|