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Amman Jordan

Hiking the Jordan Trail: Day 10 – Rest day in Amman

I spent a relaxing day in Amman. I attended a Jordan Trail Association meeting where I met a lot of people connected to the trail. I think I finally got my phone fixed. I went all the way across town to the service provider so I could talk with someone who spoke very good English. […]

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Hiking the Jordan Trail – Day 9: Rmeimeem to Fuheis (9 miles)

Another day of uneventful hiking on the Jordan Trail, the usual ups and downs.  It was cold and windy with off-and-on rain all day long. I made it to the Christian city of Fuheis, which was so close to Amman I decided to go there and get my phone fixed, pick up a missing GPS […]

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My campsite overlooking the lake behind King Talal Dam.

Hiking the Jordan Trail: Day 8 – King Talal Dam to Rmeimeem (9 miles)

I had a restful night perched on a hill overlooking the large lake behind the King Talal Dam. I had an awesome view and enjoyed watching the sun set behind the mountains. Hiking is getting – how can I say it? – repetitive. More ups and downs, green hillsides, and – surprise, surprise – more […]

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Jordanian shopkeeper

Hiking the Jordan Trail: Day 7 – Khirbet al-Souq to King Talal Dam (7 miles)

Today was a very short, very easy day. After 10 hours in the tent, I had to get out. First light was around 5 a.m. so I got an early start. Even with walking slowly through the Jordanian countryside and taking a long break in Burma, I arrived at my destination by 1:30 p.m. I was tempted to go […]

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olive grove Jordan

Hiking the Jordan Trail: Day 6: Ajloun to Khirbet al-Souq (10 miles)

“Be ready in 15 minutes, we’re ready to go!” I was in the middle of a peaceful breakfast seated at the hotel overlooking the valley in Ajloun when Amjad called me on the phone. “Where are we going?” I answered. “We’re going to hike together for the first half of this segment,” Amjad answered. Yesterday in […]

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