I've mapped out a bit of a mystery tour, its approx 30km and will loosely follow the route here
Likely to be some variation around Olinda (west side), Inverness Rd & the route from Silvan to Olinda, but you will get the idea....
It will go through some areas that are not generally the most popular when the Dandenongs are mentioned, but still some great running. A loop course that will follow firetrail, street, aqueduct, pipeline, forest trail, lots of variety and very little will be flat.
Absolutely and totally self supported, navigation will be assisted but no promises. (I will get a 'major decisions' cheat sheet together though) and an improved map my run route before the day (after checking a couple of possible changes)!!
There is water available at Silvan, Olinda, Mt Evelyn, plus at the rest stop near the Doongalla Homestead, it is a tank that says don't drink, but I've never had an issue in the many visits I've had & with all the rain water probably best quality its ever likely to be (approx 12km, not shown on this map, as route will be revised through here)
No plans for run pace, just keen to get back into the trails / hills for an outing.
At this stage the plan would be for approx 8am start.
Ideally starting at Silvan would get the biggest climb out of the way early, but alternative start locations could be Olinda Reserve, Mt Evelyn Reserve or even Montrose. If you are interested then please indicate a preference and we will go with the majority. Post your intentions or send me a message.
There may even be the option to hang about for a picnic / BBQ lunch afterwards, again depending on start location etc.
Edited by Cl@rkey, 06 March 2013 - 09:57 PM.