Sinai Desert Hiking

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Sinai

The Sinai.

The following morning, Misha and a Bedouin driver picked us up in a 4X4 and we drove back inland this time bound for a lower altitude desert. We got dropped off at the edge of some cool looking sand dunes where a 3-hour hike would take us to an oasis and the waiting car. We enjoyed this little trek much of which was done barefoot in the soft sand. In the afternoon we also did a quick hike through a slot canyon before driving out to a desert camp at the foot of our next objective: a large sandstone mountain called Jebel Milehis. There a Bedouin family would be our camp hosts.

Photos

Dahab

Looking for breakfast in Dahab (Dec. 2020).

Dahab

Waiting at our hotel for the pick up (Dec. 2020).

Dahab

There it is. Bound for the desert (Dec. 2020).

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A quick stop at Misha’s place (Dec. 2020).

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Driving back towards St. Catherine (Dec. 2020).

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But we turned off and headed into the desert well short of St. Catherine (Dec. 2020).

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Getting dropped off for a nice desert hike (Dec. 2020).

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Starting our hike. Misha has the right idea – hike barefoot (Dec. 2020).

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Shirley and Misha (Dec. 2020).

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Sinai Desert (Dec. 2020).

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Sinai Desert (Dec. 2020).

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The start of a steep sand couloir (Dec. 2020).

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In the couloir (Dec. 2020).

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Shirley and the couloir (Dec. 2020).

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Barefoot scrambling was a new one to us (Dec. 2020).

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Amazing coloration on the sandstone (Dec. 2020).

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Is that a tower?!

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Red sandstone & white sand (Dec. 2020).

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Shirley and the desert (Dec. 2020).

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Shirley and Misha (Dec. 2020).

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Rugged and beautiful scenery (Dec. 2020).

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Sinai Desert (Dec. 2020).

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Shirley and Misha (Dec. 2020).

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On a clifftop overlooking the oasis where the car is waiting for us (Dec. 2020).

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The oasis (Dec. 2020).

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Incredible desert views (Dec. 2020).

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Sinai Desert (Dec. 2020).

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Almost at the rendezvous point (Dec. 2020).

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Our driver and some village kids (Dec. 2020).

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Driving – floating? – in the soft sand (Dec. 2020).

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From the oasis, we drove a half hour to a slot canyon (Dec. 2020).

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In the slot canyon (Dec. 2020).

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More slot canyon (Dec. 2020).

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Deep in the canyon (Dec. 2020).

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Sculpted sandstone at the head of the slot canyon (Dec. 2020).

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Heading back (Dec. 2020).

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Desert driving (Dec. 2020).

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Click photo for a video (Dec. 2020).

Jebel Milehis

Getting dropped off at our campsite near to Jebel Milehis (sandstone cliff in the background; Dec. 2020).

Jebel Milehis

Our newly set up camp (Dec. 2020).

Jebel Milehis

Misha and Shirley in camp (Dec. 2020).

Jebel Milehis

Misha cooking up some excellent (warm) punch (Dec. 2020).

Jebel Milehis

Hanging out with our Bedouin host family in the evening (Dec. 2020).

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