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Walls of Jerusalem circuit planning

Postby rathlo » Sun 11 Feb, 2024 2:03 pm

Hello, advice please
Heading out from main carpark to Dixons for 2 nights with side trips
Then to Lake Meston Or Lake Myrtle (Any preference) time from Dixons?
Then to Junction Lake
Then to Chalice or Chapter (preference)
Then out vis Moses creek track. Time form Chapter lake to road?
Tas parks says road out fine but transport saying can only go to Main WOJ car park
Anyone walked back on road? Time?
Thanks for advice
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Re: Walls of Jerusalem circuit planning

Postby north-north-west » Mon 12 Feb, 2024 9:20 am

The road walk takes 2 - 2.5 hrs carrying the pack.
Myrtle is a bit out of the way if you want to go Dixons-Junction. Meston makes more sense. Dixons, Ball, Adelaide, Meston is a day but not a long one - it's about 12km, I think but the track is a bit overgrown in places. Meston to Junction is an easy half day. Chapter to the road is, again, about 2 - 2.5 hours. The Chapter campsite is a bit dark and dingy - I''ve always prefered camping somewhere up top.
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Re: Walls of Jerusalem circuit planning

Postby phATty » Wed 14 Feb, 2024 11:20 am

Consider picking up John Chapman's Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair guide, all the info's in there. When you arrive in Launceston or Hobart I'm sure the local libraries would have a copy. What route from Junction Lake are you proposing to get to Chapter/Chalice? I think the 'route' passing Cloister Lagoon can be a bit challenging scrub wise, although I haven't walked it myself, might be better to leave Junction out and get up to Lake Myrtle following a cairned route towards Cathedral.
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Re: Walls of Jerusalem circuit planning

Postby eggs » Wed 14 Feb, 2024 11:47 am

I thought the Mersey Forest road was open all the way again?
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Re: Walls of Jerusalem circuit planning

Postby phATty » Wed 14 Feb, 2024 11:55 am

eggs wrote:I thought the Mersey Forest road was open all the way again?


Yes it is as far as I know, the bridges have been restored. However, I think old mate is planning on only doing this circuit with one car I'd assume, so he'd be walking up to the main carpark from the end of the Moses Creek track.
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Re: Walls of Jerusalem circuit planning

Postby north-north-west » Wed 14 Feb, 2024 12:39 pm

phATty wrote:Consider picking up John Chapman's Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair guide, all the info's in there. When you arrive in Launceston or Hobart I'm sure the local libraries would have a copy. What route from Junction Lake are you proposing to get to Chapter/Chalice? I think the 'route' passing Cloister Lagoon can be a bit challenging scrub wise, although I haven't walked it myself, might be better to leave Junction out and get up to Lake Myrtle following a cairned route towards Cathedral.


Track's fine. One part of the lower creek section - between the two ends of the bypass - can be a bit vague but it gets enough use for scrub not to really be an issue. A little overgrown in places and there's spreading thistle at the road end, but they're all like that except the main track.
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Re: Walls of Jerusalem circuit planning

Postby tassietramper » Wed 14 Feb, 2024 12:55 pm

phATty wrote:
eggs wrote:I thought the Mersey Forest road was open all the way again?


Yes it is as far as I know, the bridges have been restored. However, I think old mate is planning on only doing this circuit with one car I'd assume, so he'd be walking up to the main carpark from the end of the Moses Creek track.


Can confirm it is open, I was up on Cathedral on the weekend.
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