Flashback: Walls of Jerusalem and Overland Track

In late 2009 a few friends and I went down to Tasmania to do a walk through the Walls of Jerusalem and Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Parks. The walk linked up the ever popular overnight walk into the Walls of Jerusalem and the Overland Track by passing across the less popular tracks in between.

I was joined on the walk by friends from my scouting days, uni and travelling, so the six of us were an eclectic assortment of generally lovely people.

Tasmania Hike 2009 497

The walking crosses a vast range of landscapes and geological features including alpine mountains, glacial moraine, perched lakes, and grass fields.

The plan before leaving was something along the lines of:

Day
Start
End
Distance
Est Time
Up
Down
1
Walls of Jerusalem Car Park
Wild Dog Creek
6
3
600
60
2
Wild Dog Creek
Lake Adelaide
9
4
120
290
3
Lake Adelaide
Lake Meston
9
4
 
 
4
Lake Meston
Pine Hut Plain
12
5
 
 
5
Pine Hut Plain
New Pellion Hut
15
8
 
 
6
New Pellion Hut
Kia Ora (& Mt Ossa)
14
7
780
780
7
Kia Ora (& Mt Ossa)
Pine Valley
19
7
240
200
8
Pine Valley
Cynthia Bay
25
5
150
150
 
 
 
109
43
 

As with any walk the plans didn’t pan out exactly as intended. We shifted around campsites based on the very very wet weather, and changing levels of fitness as the walk progressed.

Some of my favourite photos from the trip are:

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