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The Walnut River

Sunday 29th April, 2018

(Event costs 30,000 LL)
(this includes: Pullman transportation, Professional Guides, First-Aid Kit and Professional Photographer)
For more info, call Theo 03.582084
Or email: info@we-are-hikers.com

(our breakfast will be at Wooden Bakery / Moulin D'or)
(our lunch will be under the trees we take a 20mins break)

Walnut River (Nahr el Jawz) comes from the depths of the Lebanese mountains then turns southward and empties into the sea between Batroun and the Hamath block.

The river itself comes from two springs bubbling up above Tannourine. The beauty of Nahr El Jawz is at its climax during spring.

Grab this opportunity to witness nature in all its colors. The wild flowers are so colorful along the river bank, spreading red, purple, yellow and white sparkles all over the ground.

The water at this time of year flows so vigorously that it fills the air with a loud splashing sound. You will be charmed by the trees along the river banks, above all by the walnut trees which grow in preference close to water and which have given the river their name.

Our hike starts in a village called Kfarhay and we end the hike in another village called Kaftoun, while we pass by the Walnut River of course.

our hiking information:

- Distance: 10 km
- Hiking level Medium/Easy (4/10)
- Cumulative ascent: +200m
- Cumulative descent: -250m
- Altitude: max 350m min 200m
- time for hiking between 5:00 hours approximately
- we will have approximately 7 short breaks around 3 mins each.

best stuff to bring with you for hiking are the following:

- Backpack + hiking shoes
- Cap or Hat
- Sunglasses
- Sunscreen
- Hiking stick if needed
- 2 liters of water
- Hiking trousers or anything that keeps you comfortable.
- Thin jacket in case you felt cold after finishing the hike.
- Dried fruits or chocolate power bars for hiking or sandwiches from home.

(we should return back to Dora at 6:30pm max if nothing un-expected happened)

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We Plugin, You Hike

Hiking and computers seem like two entirely different worlds, but the internet connects outdoor fanatics every day. So every hike you join us with, we will send you full information and pictures about the whole day we spent with you. We expect you to sign-up on our website so we can update your user with all information needed. We as "WeAreHikers" are the only responsible of the pictures we take during the hike. If anyone else took pictures of you and you asked them not to, please inform us to handle the issue.

TRAILS

WaH usually prefers being friends with guides around the area we will be hiking to be introduced by him to the people we pass by. Despite the fact that we have a few personal trails for us we always like that some guide from that area to join us. Having a guide with us will help us know the area more and more. Guides usually know lots of information about the weather in that area, trees, water and information about the history as well.

Preventing Hiking injury

Warm weather and outdoor exploring are here. Hiking is a great exercise and great fun sports, especially if you keep yourself safe and injury free. Before heading, make sure that you are physically capable of going on a hike. If you suffer from arthritis or other joint conditions, check with your doctor first. In the end, we have a fully conditioned First-Aid kit. We want you to tell us everything happened in case you had any problem while hiking or even before hiking.

Tips for Photographers

Even the most experienced hikers can get blisters on their feet. Unfamiliar terrain and inclines add more stress to footgear. Make sure your camera is protected very well, or put it in the bag when not needed and in the end listen to us since we have enough experience in hiking and taking shots with the Camera. In the end, WeAreHikers and everything else including taking beautiful photos is secondary. Make sure you're always with the group and not spending too much time taking photos instead hiking.