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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Mt St Leonard in winter

These pix were taken on June 12 2012 at Mt St Leonard, 70 km east of Melbourne, overlooking the town of Healesville.

They show the scenery and environment on a 3 km return hike to the summit, from Monda Rd, with spectacular panoramas across the Yarra Valley to Melbourne and beyond.

Some images have been included of the large communications towers on the summit.
It is not commonly known, but in 1945 the Australian Army carried out experimental test transmissions from the summit to assess high frequency radio coverage, using the No.10 wireless set.

Sadly, much of the surrounding forest is being decimated by logging activity.

See a Slideshow with text and music, of my visit

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