|Nice scenery along the Walhalla Railway Reserve.|
|Setting off this morning things looked promising...|
|Thomson River Railway Bridge.|
|It's not all dry, open forest.|
|Heading towards Knotts Siding above Nelson Creek the track gets a little damper.|
|Climbing towards Rawson wasn't the worst walking that I've ever done.|
|Leaving town on Depot Road.|
|I stayed right here and kept descending. |
|With the Thomson River Valley coming into view in knew that I was on the right track.|
According to my GPS I walked 13.5 kilometres and climbed 288 metres on this medium grade walk. The main issue with this walk was navigating my way back down to the river, there are a lot of un-signposted and un-mapped tracks although keeping a close eye on the map got me back down without any geographical embarrassment this afternoon. When I got home I checked out some of Mr Siseman’s old books and found this walk written up in his Melbourne’s Mountains book, while the book dates back to 1993 the notes are still accurate enough, while a lot of the tracks aren’t on his old mud map they weren’t on my newer GPS topo maps either. This walk features a bit of history in the old railway, river and forest views and the opportunity for a feed or a drink up at Rawson near the halfway point. I’d probably avoid the Depot Road/Old Depot Road section of the walk on weekends and public holidays if you aren’t keen on my two stroke brothers and sisters shattering the peace.
Walhalla Train, Tram Trail Walk, Walhalla Historic Area, 2016.
Walhalla Town Walk, 2017.
Walhalla to Mushroom Rocks, AAWT, Baw Baw National Park, 2017.
|The walking track to the Old Steel Bridge meets Old Depot Road here (it's a little overgrown in the centre of the photo).|
|With the Thomson River road bridge coming into sight through the trees my walk was over.|