Marysville (2013)

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Marysville (2013)

Postby ozgreg » Mon 11 Nov, 2013 9:18 pm

Hi All,

It's been four years since the fires at Marysville, so I took a day off and turned the cup day into a long weekend to hire out a house, stuff it full of friends and naturally go out and visit some of my old hiking spots around the area.. I was a little shocked at the poor hiking conditions in the area, clearly illustrating how the park rangers are overwhelmed with limbs constantly falling with every high wind.. (Our track was actually cut off on the way back with a newly fallen limb) but the area is still stunning in it's natural beauty even with the very visible remains from the fire which of course makes for some very visual backdrops..

So grab your camera and pay the area a visit and pick up some branches along the way to give the rangers a hand :-)
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Re: Marysville (2013)

Postby MickyB » Tue 12 Nov, 2013 11:21 am

Great photos ozgreg. Thanks for sharing. I have been to Marysville a few times since Black Saturday but it took me about 18 months to go there after the devasting fires. (I personally know a few families that were affected by the fires - no fatalities thankfully). It's great to see the town and houses being rebuilt and tourists returning to the area.

I have been on some of the tracks around Marysville since the fires and in some places it's just eerie.
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Re: Marysville (2013)

Postby ozgreg » Tue 12 Nov, 2013 9:07 pm

MickyB wrote:Great photos ozgreg. Thanks for sharing. I have been to Marysville a few times since Black Saturday but it took me about 18 months to go there after the devastating fires. (I personally know a few families that were affected by the fires - no fatalities thankfully). It's great to see the town and houses being rebuilt and tourists returning to the area.

I have been on some of the tracks around Marysville since the fires and in some places it's just eerie.


I did a lot of walking around the area pre the fire and I found it initially really hard to return and the town is slowly coming back again.. The new conference centre will be open this time next year which I think will bring some more life back in the town..

I agree the walks are eerie, the wildlife has not returned so the "normal" noise of the woods is missing, you get some usually cheeky birds but it does not feel the same and the walking I found to be harder because you really got to watch your feet as their is left over debris partly hidden by a mass of green growth..

Don't get me wrong I love the area and you could spend hours taking endless photos of the riot of colours due to the undergrowth against the grey or the black, it's a great area that I always put on the revisit list..
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Re: Marysville (2013)

Postby eggs » Tue 12 Nov, 2013 11:07 pm

Very nice photos. Thanks
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Re: Marysville (2013)

Postby tibboh » Wed 13 Nov, 2013 7:01 am

eggs wrote:Very nice photos. Thanks

+1, eerie.
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Re: Marysville (2013)

Postby ozgreg » Wed 13 Nov, 2013 8:29 pm

eggs wrote:Very nice photos. Thanks


High praise coming from the man who sets the standard for some VERY nice photo's himself... :-)
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