Easter Monday Run along Yarra River at Warrandyte State Park
Scouts Track + Market Garden Track + Lucerne-Paddock Track
8k 10k trail today that I originally planned to do on Saturday but didn’t because of bad weather.
Alltrails map: here.
One immediate unforgettable thing was the scent, the aroma in the air. To my nose, it smelt like cedar wood. However, from a google search, it seems it was “Yellow Box” eucalyptus (eucalyptus melliodora). I’m not really sure.
The photo above and the photo below were taken at starting point just off the carpark. Two features on the Olympus OM-1 made this shot possible: Live ND allowed me to use slow shutter speed without bring real ND filters; IBIS allowed hand-holding this at this slow shutter speed without a tripod.
There were a few uphill hikes. Otherwise, I’d say it was moderate, not particularly difficult. The original trail provided by Alltrails was an in-and-out route along Yarra River. One side of the trail was Yarra River. The other side was private properties with plenty of warning signs telling you not to trespass.
I modified the route into an (anti-clockwise) loop. What was a mistake! The very last leg (circled in red in the map above) turned out to be inside a private property. I ended up taking a detour via Clifford Dr to get back to the main road to loop back to the carpark. Lesson learnt.
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