We started our trek at the visitor center of Ajloun Castle whrere we also met our guide Eisa (Jesus).
Our path was leading us through olive tree gardens and desert forests of wild pine trees, Kermes Oak trees and wild Strawberry trees. The ground covered with rocks and dry, red soil required to be attended to with each step.
A forest of dry thistles with a view to the Jordan Valley and the West Bank.
Our first longer stop was at Mar Elyas, a now deteriorated church dedicated to the prophet Elias. He was born in the closeby village Lisbit nearly 3000 years ago.
The sweet smell of figs filled the air in the valley near Orjan. A well provided plenty of water for the fruit orchards.