About the Author
- Bob Padula
- Mont Albert (Melbourne), Victoria, Australia
- Ths author is a Chartered Professional Engineer, providing specialized consultancy services in International Broadcasting Engineering. He is graduate of the Royal Melbourne Instiutute of Technology.and holds the rank of Member, Institution of Engineers Australia . he is a recipient of the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for Services to Shortwave Radio, and was employed by the PMG's Dept/ATC/Telecom Australia from 1956 until 1997...
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Long Point and Steep Tracks, Long Forest
The Long Forest Nature Conservation Reserve is a large area (532 hectares) of preserved woodland, 50 km west of Melbourne, between the towns of Bacchus Marsh and Melton, just south of the Merrimu Reservoir.
There are 400 native plants and 160 bird species listed.
I did a 5 km hike in the northern section of the Reserve, on November 25, 2006.
The hike was a circuit route, along the Long Point and Steep Tracks, with interesting views passing the Pyrites Creek and the valley. The Steep Track lived up to its title, very rocky and extremely steep!
Please enjoy the Photo Album of this trip at