Follow Wadi Waraqa west, passing multiple dry cisterns and watching the sandstone mountains of Rum fade into the Granite dark and pink quartz rock characteristic of the rest of the trail. Head straight for approximately 10km gently downhill to Titen Village, enjoying easier walking and a change in geology to granite/quartz rocks.
From Titen, head northwest parallel to the paved road, turning left westerly to enter a wadi with Acacia trees and pass a Bedouin camp, climbing up a rocky gully to a pass overlooking the wide Wadi Al-Libnan below. The path through this section is very faint, so best to follow a GPS track to make a few key turns. Head down the same rocky pass for a short distance, and cross the Wadi and large power lines running along the valley. Continue across the wadi to the West on a fine gravel 4×4 trail, gently climbing up a gentle wadi to reach the Final Campsite, just below the top of the pass to the left in an area protected by wind.
Wild camping only
Loose footing – Some loose, fine gravel on trails; climb up over pass is rocky and requires focus
Dehydration/heat exhaustion – Path is mostly in sun, but there are shade trees every few kilometers.
Military base – Route is within 15km of the Saudi border, but there are no visible signs of military or checkpoints from the trail. Smuggler confrontation has happened in this general area, but none has been reported by hikers on this day stage.
Mobile Phone Coverage: None for most of the route, but a very weak Orange signal on hills near the “Final Campsite.” There are many options for roaming on international networks at same location.
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