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The Oldest Cedar and Masiaf El Mir - Barouk Cedars Reserve :-)

Hosted by the Consul of the Beirut Hiking Group
Sports & Leisure
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Took place 4 weeks 2 days ago
Sat 21 Oct 08:00 - 18:00

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Dear hiking friends,

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The Location
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This month’s hike will take us again to the breathtaking natural scenery in the largest of Lebanon nature reserves, Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve that you already appreciated the last year !
Blanketed with cedars forests, oak and juniper, we will see also the oldest cedar in the Barouk reserve called Al Khetyara.
Going up to the crest we will have a panoramic view of the countryside, eastward to the Beqa'a Valley and westward toward the Mediterranean.
The hike will occur in a beautiful area where we'll enjoy the nature's silence as well as wonderful autumn views.
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The Hike
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Only for experienced hikers
We'll do a medium level round-trip hike of 15km.
We'll start at the entry at an altitude of Protected content to gain Protected content at Masiaf el Mir and Protected content highest point in the reserve and go down to Protected content the most beautiful and older cedar called Al Khetyara and return by the lake going back to the entry.
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Equipment:
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A pair of well greased solid hiking shoes as well as a backpack are mandatory
It’s cold in the mountains so gloves, beanie, sweatshirt (fleece) & jacket in back pack.
Hiking poles, sunglasses, sun-cream are also recommended.
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Food:
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Lunch break mid hike : bring your own snacks & beverages; 2L of water per person, sandwiches, energy bars ,dry fruits, chocolate
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Timing:
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Depending on the group's speed, we should need 5 full hiking hours.
But we like to enjoy our time. So we don't set an end time, we let nature do it:
At maximum, even with heavy traffic, you should reach Beirut before 7:30 pm..
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Meetings points:
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Transportation:
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Have a car ? Don't have a car ?
No worries, just register and come to one of the two meeting points. The transportation will be ensured by car sharing and there will be enough seats.
Passengers will pay the following amount to the driver: Protected content

Do not wait until the driver asks you for money. Collect the full amount and hand it over to the driver at departure.

Looking forward to seeing you !

Yours

Hind Harfouche

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Disclaimer :
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