In the Wadi


Here are some photos from two weekends ago, when I went exploring a wadi with a Jordanian biologist. It was exceedingly remote, and scorchingly hot. There was some difficult travel, and a bit of anxiety near the end as our water began to run low. (Drinking out of the wadis is expressly not recommended, for a variety of reasons.) It’s quite a different environment from Alaska, where I’m accustomed to hiking. There, drinkable water is everywhere.

I also learned that falafel makes a great trail snack. Especially accompanied by zaatar, figs, and apples.


That is me, fully dressed, and sporting sunglasses and Red Sox hat, while I luxuriated in a wadi-fed lagoon, as the evening began to cool everything down.

There are more photos at my flickr site.


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