The Jordanian Grand Canyon “Wadi Mujib”

“The view which the Mujib represents is very striking … the valley looks like a deep chasm formed by some convulsion of the earth into which there seems no possibility of descending to the bottom.” (J.L. Burckhardt, 1812) quoted in “Trekking and Canyoning in the Jordanian Dead Sea Rift” by Itai Haviv

Hiking took me to Wadi Mujib in Karak governorate to see one of nature’s wonders.  We started from Qatrana desert, passed by Wadi Nakhalah, then descended to Wadi Mujib, and finished by Mujib Dam.  Here is some of the beauty that I saw along the way 🙂

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We started hiking to Bashir Fortress in Al Qatranah, check my previous blog for more details.

 

 

 

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Bedouin Tents

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Ram skull, makes a good shofar

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green patches in the desert because of rain

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A donkey for the nearby Bedouins

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Another less chubby donkey

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found these markings

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Another hiker found these inscriptions; credits Ahmad Alshageb

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Found this body of water with fish in it in the middle of the desert

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Looking at the Mujib Dam below

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The beautiful locals

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🙂

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Wadi Mujib, biblically known as the Arnon River

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The Arnon River the goes all the way to the Dead Sea

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you can see that the Rivers Water level is not high

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Chilling during the 30km hike in the Arnon

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Another view for the Arnon River

 

Some of the Flora I found along the way:

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos 🙂

Samar M. Salma

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