Into the Depths… ‘Wadi Ghwayr’ Canyon Trek in Jordan

In a bit over two hours we came out the other end of Wadi Ghwayr. The canyon widened into a wash, scattered stones forming a field in bright sun.

The water disappeared, absorbed into Jordan’s sand or evaporated by heat. We again squinted ahead. The desert was bleak and dead, heat rising in waves.

Somewhere beyond was our lodge, an oasis at the end of Wadi Ghwayr. Our finish line for an epic day.

—Stephen Regenold

Feynan Ecolodge (near end of the canyon); photo by Mark Going

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Stephen Regenold is Founder of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of five, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.

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