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Wadi Mujib Siq Trail

Wadi Mujib Siq is a fantastic valley near the Dead Sea and only 45 minutes car drive south of Amman.  The contrast to the Dead Sea is stunning!


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Throughout the last 60 years the water level of the Dead Sea has dropped 27 meters.  With its heavy, almost oily looking surface, the Dead Sea is 400 meters below sea level. The fresh water that once fed it is now diverted for other use.

In contrast to the Dead Sea, the Wadi is a narrow canyon where red, vertical cliffs provided shade most of the day. Warm fresh water streamed down with high speed, crashing against boulders and cascading to lower levels.

 

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The visitor center at the entrance of the Wadi with an artistic pattern of light and shade.

 

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The Canyon only opened up and let light in as it got closer to the Dead Sea.

 

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Lorenz wading into the Canyon.  Most of the time the water level was shallow.

 

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Fantastic patterns covered the rocks.

 

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In some parts ropes were required to climb up boulders and little waterfalls.

 

 

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Sometimes, the force of the water was incredibly strong. Without Lorenz’ helping  hand I could not have crossed some parts of the river.

 

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Another beautiful rock pattern.

 

A strong waterfall was preventing us to walk up further into the canyon.

 

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The waterfall was the end of our hike into the Wadi.  It was fun feeling the crushing water on my shoulders and head.

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My son Lorenz and I

 

7 Comments

  1. Sieht alles so wunderbar aus, Betonung auf Wunder

  2. That looks like a really fun hike. How far in the canyon did you get? How long were you in it?

  3. Hi Traude & Hi Lorenz!
    Great pictures. Great trip.
    Good time 🙂
    Eva

  4. spectacular photos! can’t wait to hear all about adventures.
    love and hugs from AZ

    • Patty, I am looking forward telling you all about it. Love, Traude

      • Yes, it was so much fun! We hiked until we could not get further because of the waterfall. It was not easy to hike because I hiked with sandals where i did not have much support and had constantly little rocks under my feet. It is possible also to hike from farther up to the waterfall, rope down the waterfall and continue, but one can only di this with a group.

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