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Monday, July 13, 2009

Sherbrooke Falls during the Big Storm

On Saturday afternoon July 11, 2009, I braved the wintry elements and went to the Sherbrooke Forest, Dandenong Ranges National Park, 30 km east of the Melbourne CBD.

My visit was to check out the state of the walking tracks to the Sherbrooke Falls.

My visit took me on a 3 km circuit from the O'Donohue's Picnic Ground, along O'Donohue's Track, past the Long Bridge, on to the Sherbrooke Track, then to the Falls viewing platform, and return.

The weather was atrocious - misty rain, and gale force winds over 100 km/h in the forest. The noise sounded like a jumbo jet taking off! Branches, bark and leaves were tumbling down. A huge Mountain Ash had fallen across Ridge Track near the Falls.

I met another hiker who had taken refuge in the base of a tall tree! All this was very scary, so we hotfooted it back to the car park.

The Sherbrooke Creek was flowing strongly over the falls.

See the full set of Photos of my visit.

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