On the weekend when I have a break from my cubicle I like to explore some of the local sights and escape into the mountains away from the noise and chaos of Nizwa, a city under construction.
This past week temperatures have climbed to 40 degrees Celsius (over 100°F) by noon which means that doing anything outdoors becomes uncomfortably hot. The only way to escape the heat is to head for higher ground. So, yesterday I joined some friends hiking in the Al Hajar Mountains in Oman. After driving upwards into the mountains for an hour we came to a dirt road and continued for about thirty minutes before parking the vehicle and hiking to the top of one of the peaks in the Al Hajar Mountain Range. At the top, we were welcomed by a friendly goat who posed on top of the ridge for a photo with us.
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