Time  3 hours 37 minutes

Coordinates 738

Uploaded May 26, 2019

Recorded May 2019

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2,611 ft
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3.34 mi

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near El Moukhtâra, Mont-Liban (Lebanon)

This hike was a hike designed for families of colleagues who worked with me at SABIS. The trail was fairly easy allowing for toddlers to participate. the hike started from the Virgin Mary church in Moukhtara and went down to the Barouk river where we kept a flat trail except for the last 500 meters of the hike where hikers have to go uphill in order to reach the bus.
The weather was a bit hot (temperature were in mid 30s degrees Celsius) but the hikers were protected by the trees along the banks of the Barouk river. The trail covered: Moukhtara, Baddi Bridge, Abou Matar Bridge, Baddi Watermill, Nabaa (spring) Mershid Spring, cottage with a rest area, the Birkit Arous (Bride's pond *), and Shaykh Hasan bridge.

* legend and old people tell the story of the Bride's pond as follows: about 500+ years there was a bride riding her mare to her bridegroom town at midnight. When the caravan reached the pond, the mare slipped and the bride fell into the pond and to her death.
Intersection

Go Left

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Baddi Bridge

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Baddi Watermill

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Nabee (Spring) Mershid

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Rest Area

A small cottage with a nice backyard built right on the banks of Barouk river.
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Abou Matar Bridge

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Shaykh Hasan Bridge

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Watermill

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Waterfall

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Bride's Pond (Birkit Arous)

3 comments

  • Photo of wbutterf

    wbutterf Jun 9, 2019

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    Nice trail! Many thanks Zahi! We crossed the second (big) bridge and continued on from there. If you want to cut the trial shorter (total about 3 K) just follow the trail across the bridge.

  • Photo of radwan.bachir

    radwan.bachir Jun 22, 2020

    I have followed this trail  verified  View more

    Top Mr. Zahi thank you for sharing

  • Photo of zahi.ramadan

    zahi.ramadan Jun 23, 2020

    always a pleasure.
    Keep on hiking

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