Thanks to Andrew Scholtz who has not only done lots of offroading from Fujairah but he has recorded many of his trips for the benefit of others.
He has used the EveryTrail web platform which allows you to track your route with a phone GPS, plot your photos on the map and record the statistics related to each trip.
Andrew, as his biodata indicates, is a traveler, photographer and offroader with dreams of doing some extensive overland travel in the future. He is also a manager at Fujairah's HCT.
If you click on Trips at the bottom of his profile, you will see records of many of the trails Andrew has recorded.
The Fujairah trips include his recent Defta Trip, Mapping East of Fujairah (through Wadi Farfar, Mamdouh Dam etc), an experiment to get from Fujairah to Masafi via an offroad route, Wadi Madha to Defta and a trip through ‘the grand canyon of Arabia’, Wadi Al Beih’. [Please note that most of these places are spelt in about six different ways even on the road signs]
If you click on Guides (next to Trips), you’ll see a more extensive report of a trip from Wadi Madha to Wadi Shis and Hajar Bani Hamad.
The beauty of EveryTrail is the way it connects you to a community of likeminded people who generously share their trips (done by alpine skiing, trail running, geocaching etc.), pictures and reflections from scores of countries (check the map of the most popular destinations). For instance Andrew has recorded several trips through the Kruger National Park which will come in handy for people venturing to South Africa or at least dreaming of the possibility.
This article is also posted on the Fujairah in Focus Facebook Page.
Image: One of the peaks around Hijer Bani Humayd out the back of Wadi Madha.