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...
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Backstairs Track, Warburton
The Backstairs Track is a 3 km return trail following the Scotchman's Creek Valley, in the Yarra State Forest, 80 km east of Melbourne.
It passes through the delightful Dolly Grey Historical Park.
The main (northern) access is at the Melbourne end of Warburton township, at Scotchman's Creek Rd and it terminates high up at the Old Warburton Rd, flanking Mt. Little Joe.
The Track is steep, rocky and muddy in parts, and is maintained by the Warburton Advancement League Inc.
I hiked this interesting track on February 16, 2010, a hot day, and extremely humid in the forest.
There is an increase in altitude from 150 m to 330 m, and some sections of the Track have deteriorated since my previous visit some two years ago.
See all of the Photos of my visit!