Tweet Our Hiking Blog friend, Matthias, has an interesting tale of a young German walker who came across him recently on a walk from Lake St Clair, Pine Valley, Never Never, Walls of Jerusalem, Lake Ball to Dixon’s Kingdom. Matthias was alone at the camp near Dixon’s hut, but just as the weather set in […]
We love to read stories of adversary and tough times. Sometimes hiking conditions can test and challenge you like never before.
In this article we welcome Greg, who has been kind enough to share his recent Tasmanian bushwalking experience on a trip from the Walls of Jerusalem via the Never Never to the Oveland Track in Tasmania.
We have done this trip twice. Our article Lake Meston Hut to Kia Ora Hut via the Never Never has a small map of the area and documents our experiences. It might be an interesting background to Greg and his son’s story.
So, over to Greg who reflects on the trip, often referring back to the GPS waypoints we sent him a couple of months ago to help navigate through this area:
My 15 year old son and I aimed to replicate the walk you gave me on the GPS. It seemed the most logical thing to do regarding distances covered in one day etc. We even started out the same with a trip with Simon from Tasmania Tour Company to the beginning of Walls of Jerusalem! Simon asked me my walking intentions and when I said I was going across the Never Never to the Overland Track he kind of paused and then said, “Take it easy through there. There has been a lot of rain down that way.” I replied, “Yeah, no worries!”, sounding confident but not really sure of what his definition of ‘a lot of rain’ was! He did remind us though that we would see ‘no one’ through there in winter.
The first day was spent walking to Dixons Kingdom Hut and we had an evening of wind, heavy rain and then a decent blanket of snow.
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Tweet The Walls of Jerusalem area is a wonderful spot for a short escape into some Tasmania ’s beautiful wilderness. The Park is in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and is easily accessible from Launceston or Devonport taking around 90 minutes from the airport to the starting point of the walk. Our group of […]
Tweet Thought I would put up a few pictures to show some of the delightful scenery we came across on our recent walk. More words and pictures to come!! Dixon’s Kingdom Hut in the Walls of Jerusalem Inside the Hut , probably about 6pm Lots of ice, everywhere….. A lot of the walking on the […]
Tweet Up and away early was the plan today as we had quite a distance to cover before reaching our final goal – Cradle Mountain Lodge. This decision was made for a couple of reasons. The first was that the distance to Waterfall Valley Hut is relatively short and we would have had most of […]