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near Haïtoura, Liban-Sud (Lebanon)
This is an amazing trail in south Lebanon, namely the Jezzine area. The hike went through the towns of Haytoura, Maknouniyi, Kaytouli, Homsieh, Roum, and Rimat. The trail is deep in inside pine forests that gives this region a majestic beauty. Oak, plain, and poplar trees are also found on this trail. The fall season gave the trees dresses of beautiful colors that made this hike all the more pleasant. The trail ranged in elevation from 1100 m to 688 m.
The hike started in Haytoura village; on to Horsh (woods of) Roum of pine and on to Rimat village. We encountered: beautiful landscapes, pine forests, Cindy trees, and water springs.
The weather was great fall weather for a hike. the temperature varied from 13 degrees Celsius to 19 degrees with dark clouds and blue skies.
One of three spring along the way. Used for irrigation
Sleep town along the trail.
St. George spring is a small spring at the bottom of the valley. There are lots of Lebanese maple trees around with golden leaves; typical fall colors.
The original Roum was located at the bottom of the valley (see waypoint old Roum) and was destroyed during the 1956 earthquake. Residents moved to the hills and resettled there.
The town of Roum was originally located at the bottom of the valley; it was destroyed by the 1956 earthquake that hit Lebanon.
The brook runs during the winter when the blue spring water level become high due to rain
Mar (St.) Taqla Church in the town of Reemat