We decided to go the back way from Beechworth to Myrtleford/Bright via Stanley. Stanley is only about 9 kay from Beechworth and I wanted to have a squiz. It has been a long time, 25+ years, since I've been this way. Last year's Black Saturday bushfire raged through this way on its way to Barwidgee Creek where our old home was destroyed. 18 months later and the green is coming back. Some parts of the bush are still black and lifeless though. The fire was hot enough to essentially sterilise vast tracts of bush.