Dead Juniper – Jebel Shams Oman.
This rock will move.
Another bent & twisted tree.
Bent & twisted trees.
Farming in Oman (Wadi Ghul).
Al-Hajar Mountains – as previous post.
Jebel Shams en route Jebel Misht.
Rillenkarren – Erosion of rock during Oman’s wetter phase.
The technical description from my geology book says:
Rillenkarren.- Are forms of dissolution on the surface of the rocks that consist of small channels separated by sharp crests configuring a network of tight more or less parallel gullies next to each other. Its Genesis is linked to the dissolution of the rock by the sheet of water that forms on it as a local run-off.
Tree roots – Shams.
Nikon 35Ti – Jebel Shams No3.
Nikon 35Ti – Jebel Shams No2.
Bush & rocks – Shams.
Tomb – Jebel Shams Plateau.
Wild Olive & rocks.
Lone tree – Jebel shams ascent.
Water erosion of Jebel rocks.
Another dead tree.
Some more from the Jebel.
Varied terrain – on the Shams ascent.
Stone Wolf trap – Jebel Shams.
These traps are quite common on the Jebel but very few are in perfect working order. This one on the other hand would only need the front drop-stone lifting and supported by a stick: it would then be ready for the unfortunate wolf.
In case anyone is interested: it’s at about 9500ft & unfortunately for most people, in the restricted area.