Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Outward Bound Oman: Photo Update

I just returned from a trip to the Abyadh Desert in the Al Batinah region of Oman with the Outward Bound Oman program/ AMIDEAST. I'll post more later exactly detailing we did, but here are some pictures.

Our group was made up of three Americans, seven Omanis, and two Omani guides.

Basically, we spent three days hiking and camping throughout a desert about two hours north of Muscat. There were fundamentally no amenities, which made for a very interesting but also quite fulfilling trip.

This guy was walking around right before we left on our first day's hike.
There were a LOT of camels around, and they were quite close to our path!

Here you can see the dunes  (where we spent the majority of our time) in the distance.

Our guide attempting to go up the dune (we didn't get to go in the car of course!)

And slipping back down...

Our tent village, the first night.
One of the members of our group standing on the dune. I'm not sure why it looks like he has one leg.

Our group preparing to hike on the second day.

Just to put into perspective how really close we were to the camels!

We named this little guy 'Waheed' because the other goats didn't really like him much... Waheed= lonely in Arabic

What time is it? HIKE TIME!

1 comment:

  1. Your pictures are wonderful! Gosh, I'm jealous! haha