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i närheten av Balaa, Liban-Nord (Lebanon)
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.