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Walking Lebanon

Walking Lebanon

I’M NOT SURE WHEN I HAD THE BRIGHT IDEA OF WALKING FROM ONE END OF LEBANON TO THE OTHER... 470 kilometres long, the Lebanon Mountain Trail runs from Marjayoun, a sleepy town in formerly Israeli-occupied southern Lebanon that looks over a vertiginous escarpment into...

Friendship hike between Lebanon Mountain Trail and Bruce Trail

Here is an invitation to celebrate Spring: let's HIKE Lebanon MountainTrail, in Owen Sound North of Toronto, Saturday April 23rd, 2016. The hike will be in celebration of the friendship between Lebanon Mountain Trail and the Bruce Trail in Ontario, see links and info...

Flipping the Switch- Adventure Tourism returns to Lebanon

By Dan Milner Adventure Tourism returns to Lebanon (...) It was a journey of hopes, doubts, anxieties and realizations, starting with a photo hanging in a Lebanese restaurant and ending with a push of my pedals in a country that–at least for most of my life–has been...

Tenth Anniversary Reflections on the Birth of the LMT

It was a pleasantly warm, partly cloudy day as Gilbert Moukheiber and I pulled off the road at a wayside to examine more closely the outskirts of the village of Baskinta, bordering the prospective route of the Lebanon Mountain Trail. Gilbert expressed concern, and I...

Thru-hiking the Lebanon Mountain Trail

By Lisa Robbins I arrived in Beirut three days before the start of my month-long hike in the mountains of Lebanon, the eastern Mediterranean nation bordered by Israel and Syria. I wanted to explore Beirut before heading off into the countryside, but I knew no one and...

A Trail of Promise

For centuries, Lebanon has lured travellers of all kinds, from literary icons to artists and photographers, and the country's mountain ranges have proved especially appealing. The french poet Alphone de Lamartine, who toured the region between 1832 and 1833, wrote so...

A restorative week on the trail

By Mehrnoush Shafiei The seven days I spent on the Lebanon Mountain Trail (LMT) were all-consuming and by the end of each day I would be completely exhausted, in the best possible way imaginable. Looking back, if I had to sum up the experience in one word I would say:...

AFLMT Board Member Hits the Trail

David Startzell, a member of the AFLMT Board of Directors who currently serves as its secretary,has been hitting the trail this year—the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) that is.After serving on the staff of the AppalachianTrail Conservancy for 34 years, 25 as its executive...

My Experience with the LMT

By Tricia Hurd, 2012 Thru-Walk Hiker Almost a year ago I decided to hike the Lebanon Mountain Trail. I was looking for some weekend hikes during a summer in Beirut when I stumbled across the LMT website and the Thru-Walk. It didn’t take long to decide that eventually...

“A Million Steps” Presentation and Book Signing

The New York Metropolitan Chapter of the Worldwide Alumni Association of the American University of Beirut (WAAAUB) hosted a presentation on the LMT and a book signing event with Ms. Hana El-Hibri on May 8, 2012 at its premises in New York City. Ms. El-Hibri is the...

USAID Celebrates its 50th Anniversary with a Rural Tourism Day

In April 2012, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for the Middle East Mara Rudman concluded her visit to Lebanon by participating in Rural Tourism Day in Baskinta on April 24. The event was held to commemorate USAID’s 50th...

Walk-thru for Water Conservation

The Lebanon Mountain Trail Association (LMTA) successfully completed the fourth annual LMT Thru-Walk in April, which was dedicated to water and springs conservation on the Trail. The Thru-Walk spanned a full month (April 1-29) and brought together 250 hikers from more...

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