Upper Yarra Track – Winter Update:

Spot and I planned to finish checking out the Upper yarra Track on Sunday, but we had to defer as seasonal road closures have come into force. The gates now have all these nice new signs on them. Perhaps someone at DSE has been noting my posts. Now we have dates for the road closures May-Oct inclusive, & lovely new ‘Upper Yarra Track’ signs. These roads (40 Mile Break & Boundary) are VERY quiet (serene & beautiful) anyway, but walking them during those months will be especially delightful (if a little cold).

Spot keen to walk the Forty Mile Break behind the locked gate Upper Yarra Track

Spot keen to walk the Forty Mile Break behind the locked gate Upper Yarra Track

Many beautiful spots along the way, eg Loch Valley via Noojee
Many beautiful spots along the way, eg Loch Valley via Noojee

 

I WILL work out an alternative route to the Baw Baw Plateau for the three winter months when it could be too cold/dangerous. For example, I think one could drop down from O’Shea’s Mill just below Mushroom Rocks to Carringal (Tyers Junction) via the Eastern Tyers Walking Track. From Caringal once there was a walking track to Western Tyers (along the river – now overgrown with blackberries) so one would eg have to walk up Buckle Spur and down Pitmans Creek track to get there. Follow the Western Tyers Road upriver (seasonally closed but well-nigh impassable to vehicles nowadays – but VERY beautiful). Make your way West to Tanjil Bren (via the Tanjil Bren Road or Christmas Creek and the New South Road. From Tanjil Bren go up Saxton Road to Downey and thence along a closed track to Newlands Road.

See THE UPPER YARRA TRACK & TRACK INSTRUCTIONS

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