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Hiking the Jordan Trail

Evening Program

Monday, May 13, 2019 - 6:45 p.m.
Code: 1H0430
The Al-Khazneh (Treasury) in the ancient city of Petra

Moses, Jesus, and Mohammed all walked parts of the same path, a zigzagging trail that meanders the full length of Jordan from Syria to Saudi Arabia. Packed with famous historical sites like the ruins of Petra and the preserved Roman works of Jerash, the path unveils timeless customs and dream-like scenes such as Bedouin herds and distant camel caravans. In 2017, an all-new 400-mile Jordan Trail was established as an invitation to intrepid travelers to explore the country on foot.

Explorer and author Andrew Evans is one of the first Americans to hike the complete new Jordan Trail. With video, vivid images, and compelling personal stories, Evans shares the experience his 40-day walk across the country, showcasing his personal encounters with the incredible nature, people, history, and culture of Jordan.

Evans reminds potential visitors that Jordan, though often overshadowed by the news headlines of its neighboring nations, is one of the most peaceful and fascinating destinations in the world. Whether you’re an armchair adventurer or an active traveler planning a trip, enjoy his first-person account of an exciting new adventure across one of the oldest regions in the world.

Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
Marion & Gustave Ring Auditorium
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