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...
Thursday, August 04, 2011
Mt Lofty ascent in late-winter
My hike started at the access gate on Lower Homestead Rd, then an ascent to the summit along Stephen Track.
My return was the same route, about 3 km total.
The day was sunny and warm, in fact it was the warmest winter day on record for Melbourne!
The views were marvellous, across the Yarra Valley to the Yarra Ranges and Dandenong Ranges, with the vast Country Club Golf Resort nestled at the base of the hill.
Some nice views of the Yarra!
Prior to amalgamation into the State Park, the Mt Lofty area was a large farming property.
See all of the Photos of this trip!