|Harry the horse, and friend...|
Our route took us up the Dandenong Ck Trail, all the way to Liverpool Rd, then Pevitt's Lane and Sheffield Rd to the start of Basin-Olinda Rd. This is a gravel road climb that avoids the traffic on the 1:20 and gets you straight to Olinda in 6kms. From Olinda we plunged down the east side of the main ridge, taking Falls Rd, Doughtys Rd, Barbers Rd and Olinda Ck Rd, which is a beautiful flowing road across a relatively level section of forest within the Bartlett-Olinda State Forest Reserve.
|A small weir on Olinda Ck Rd|
We decided against descending Basin-Olinda Rd (it had recently been resurfaced with loose crushed rock and needs a few more weeks to settle down) and instead took the quick route back down to Sassafras and the 1:20, and then The Basin.
|Relieved the descent is over...|
|Heading up Silvan Rd|
|View from the lookout on Chalet Rd|