Another splendid day on the trail following the increasingly awesome canyons of Wadi Aheimir, first heading South South East with its surrounding cliffs rapidly closing in to reach a fork in the wadi after about 4.5 km Ignoring the obvious continuation to the South, head almost East through about 16 km of canyons. (Beware of flash floods and be prepared to cross pools and scramble up boulders.) The last 7 km of these canyons have numerous side canyons so it’s essential to take care of route finding in this impressive place which often has 200m walls on either side and is sometimes only a couple of meters wide.
Finally, not long after passing a recent rock fall a path rises up to the East to escape from the clutches of the canyon onto a barren plateau not far from a small village called Abbasiya.
4.3 km South West are the ruins of Humaima, with it’s sophisticated water supply system.
No public transport to Shakriya; Jebel Kharazeh accessible by jeep only
Wild camping is possible virtually anywhere along the stage
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