Tid  8 timmar 6 minuter

Koordinater 1820

Uploaded den 29 september 2019

Recorded september 2019

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1 724 m
875 m
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4,7
9,4
18,78 km

Visad 149 gånger, ladda ned 7 gånger

i närheten av Balaa, Liban-Nord (Lebanon)

It is a unique trail starting from Shateen in Tannourine ending in Hardeen.
The trail started from Balou3 (waterhole) Baatra from the Valley of Shateen at 1400 ASL where we climbed up a steep path (known as the Douma Damascus Road) to reach the top of a rocky mountain then went down to a fairly moderate descent to reach the village of Douma; in Douma we took an ice cream break in its old souks and then continued downhill to Tannourine El Tahta (lower Tannourine) where we had our lunch; after lunch break we started another steep climb in a cliff of 200 meters high to reach the Kfour El Arbi village. The trail then went up an 800 meter vertical cliff to reach the hermitages of Hardeen. The final leg of the trail was a 3 km down the pavement to Hardeen village and to the bus.
The trail has beautiful breathtaking scenery; the weather was hot for this time of the year.
I rank this trail as hard.
Waypoint

Balou3 Baatara

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Hackberry Pit

The Hack-berry pit is named because there are lots of wild hackberries trees.
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Ward Spring

it is a spring well surrounded by rose bushes; it is used by shepherds to water their herd.
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Pavement Crossing

Crossroads

Go Left

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Douma Water Spring

the spring is used by the town's folks and hikers to quench their thirst and replenish their water supplies.
Waypoint

Go Right

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Douma Old Square

Crossroads

Go Left

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Lunch Break

It is a nice place right by the river where there are some cabins that weren't there two years ago. Pallets are turned into seats. Nice setting with the water and all.
Waypoint

Kfour El Arbi

Crossroads

Go Right

Waypoint

Hardin Hermitages

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