Walls of Jerusalem

The gallery images in the Walls of JerusalemĀ album were taken late 2012. There are some early 2012 images in the general gallery but these are just of Little Fisher Valley.

My most recent trip in late 2012 was an extended photographic trip. We started in Little Fisher Valley, walked up between Mersey Craig and Turrana Bluff to camp at Long Lakes. The track up is very steep in places but worthwhile, passing through beautiful rainforest, past the ruins of an old hut and onto the plateau.

We then, in poor weather, chose an “interesting” and really not to be recommended route through Daisy Lakes, along the ridges to Lake Tyre, down to Zion Gate, up to Jaffa Gate to Dixons Kingdom. A long day in the rain and hail and snow. Next time I would go around Lake NuttingĀ  – a longer but I suspect easier route.

We spent some time in Dixons Kingdom. I particularly wanted to take images in the Pencil Pine forest. I had walked into Dixons Kingdom many years before from Lake Ada and recalled these magnificent ageless trees. Despite the variable weather Michael and I managed side trips up Mt Jerusalem and also the Temple as well as checking out the Pools of Bethesda and Siloam.

We spent a night at the Wild Dog Creek camp site which allowed time to photograph around Solomons Jewels, a much under rated set of lakes and tarns which I suspect most rush past to get into the Walls proper.

I enjoyed this trip, the company of friends and the time to contemplate. I will return particularly to Long Tarns as there are photographic opportunities there we did not explore given the weather.

Images were taken with the Canon 5D2 and 45mm and 90mm tilt shift lenses.

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