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Just thought I'd to share with you a few pictures from our home trail, Wadi Degla just outside Cairo, Egypt:

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Wadi Degla is an ancient (millions of years old) water-carved valley located in the Egypt's Eastern Desert, on the south eastern fringe of Cairo. The area was declared a national protectorate in the 1990s.

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The area has a massive trail network that makes for a wide spectrum of excellent riding opportunities. From beginner-friendly wide and forgiving jeep trails, to rolling serpentine singletrack heaven on the valley's southern and northern shoulders, to ultra-technical cliffside goat trails further south. Killer climbs, hair-raising descents..it's all there!

The wadi (wadi is arabic for "valley") bottom...
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A narrow pass with a tricky rock step...
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Descending into one of the ravines...
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Riding a rocky spine...
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Singletrack heaven on the south wall of the valley...
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The trails are harsh and very rocky. Some times the fall penalty is just too high to risk a steep technical descent...

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The desert fauna is elusive to spot, but we are always shutter-happy when we do spot any of the area's wildlife forms (the Wadi is home to a large variety of desert wildlife, including red fox and nubian ibex)

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Sunset rides are always my favorite. This picture was taken on one of my favorite rides, known as The Balcony, 8+ KMs of zigzaging technical cliffside singletrack on a hill overlooking limestone quarries to the north of the valley.

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Happy riding!
--Hani
 
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