The Kinglake National Park is a short day trip from Melbourne and in many ways is a remarkable example of forest regeneration.
Up until 1927 the forest at Kinglake was logged to supply timber for a growing Melbourne. Then in 2009 the Black Friday Bushfires decimated the forest and many of the surrounding villages. The forest still bares the scars of the fires as it continues to regenerate.
Scars like the burnt out trunks of the trees that didn’t survive, and the still blackened wood showing under the moss and fungi of those that did.
It was a cold and misty morning in the hills. Only 7c when I got there but the was still signs of spring.
And after all the recent rain the creeks and waterfalls were running strong.
It was a bumpy dirty ride down the muddy tracks on the might Breva on a cold morning but certainly worth it.