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What's in a name?
What's in a name?

Destination = Walls of Jerusalem, Tasmania, Australia

Leaving our Tasmanian camp we enter another world - there are no roads here - trudging through Herod's Gate with 25kg packs, by King David's Peak and on to a mythical land of dolerite peaks, ancient conifers and straggly low alpine cover; to Lake Salome and the Pool of Bethesda.

Atop the craggy maze that's Mt Jerusalem we pause and stare back at the winding trail we've wandered far below; take some lunch under a clear cold sky, then drop down a rubble and rock-strewn trail to Dixon's Kingdom nestling in a misty vale of russet, razor-sharp scoparia and a brooding stand of King Billy pines.

Photo: King David's Peak - Walls of Jerusalem, Tasmania, Australia _ Ian Cochrane