Direction Map to the Alluring Past

Direction Map to the Alluring Past


A. The Character of Entoto Kidane Mehret's valley

The square (A) serves as a directed and facilitating figure to more easily find points (5), (22), and (37) which are located and form the valley at Entoto Kidane Mehret (32). This area (A) is the beginning of most of the following hiking trails described.


B. The Invitation to the crossroad of wilderness

The still gently upward hike shown within the circle (B) includes the points (35)(38)(39) and constitutes both a crossroads of somewhat wild paths but also a beautiful rise in a ledge of some metres threshold. This crossroads is located just to the right of point (38), but regardless of the hiking paths within the loop point (B), all of these will soon contact the continued walk towards the higher positions.


An intended clockwork of (B)

provides direction and orientation.

While this type of orientation assistance is
 compatible with visitors to foreign habits,
 other requirements are demanded to fulfil
 the tradition of the native population, who 
prefer to use their own orientation in
 
the landscape of the revered past. 

When considering the circle (B), the possibility arises of using it as a directional pointer of the type that uses the traditional dial of the pointer's intended tip as an excellent tool for finding otherwise hidden objects. Thus, the intended tip set at 3:30 shows a pleasantly elevated area just above the field (39). This metre raised ledge is the site of several unique and older, native Juniper procera trees. These furrowed Juniper trees towers, awe-inspiring where they dominate the surroundings like a mighty crown just in the slope above the field (39).



A Charming and Hilly Landscape

When the circle (B) with its intended pointer reaches its full extent at 4:30, it points to an area just south of the field (39). This rather wild and wavy slope is a fantastic area with a certain number of native Podocarpus trees, all of which are muscularly proudly posing in antique motion on this hilly southern slope. 


Nature & Trees from the Historical Era


Podocarpus falcatus (P. gracilior ) 
Podocarpus Trees Next to the Paths in Circle (B).
The intended direction indicator allows a method to be used here with limited length in the intended dial. With this method also possible to distinguish objects more centrally located on the intended clockwork. Consequently, as this intended pointer reaches 60% of its full length, and at four o'clock, it becomes possible to find a magnificent native Podocarpus tree to the left of the hiking trail.

Podocarpus trees, near the wild meadow with the farmhouse.
Some Podocarpus trees from a much previous era appear admirably muscular furrowed around the extensive farmhouse area (39)  within the map circle (B). Just here above is the farmhouse (39) with large Juniperus procera trees along its upper hillside. Furthermore, upwards the path turns slightly to the right towards the location (16), just at the high plateau's outer edge and even here with many incredible stately Juniper trees.



16. The resting place from the era of dreams

Arriving at the high viewpoint and the outermost plateau ledge (16) is very convenient. The substantial rise offers some beautiful and exciting rests with magnificent scenery and historical surprises with old Italian fortifications (38) and trees of a surprisingly dignified furrowed patina. For those who want a deeper, Juniper forest is a near 50 years old forest of wild and original Juniperus procera trees just to the east of point (16). This forest (40) is just close but still hidden behind and on the eastern slope. They provide a unique insight into how nature emerged before the Eucalyptus trees were introduced from Australia over 100 years ago.



The Wild Forest of the Ancient
This picture shows native Juniper trees and the view from plateau ledge No. 16.
A little behind the camera's typical view towards the dim-capped Capital is a group of magnificent and powerful Juniperus procera trees. These indigenous Juniper trees are unique and appear to have an origin from a past culture, and are here very near just some steps uphill towards Bees' Cliff (14).


** Caution - Enchanting Forest

The Secure Way Back for Lost and Worried people. 

This indigenous Juniper forest (40) to the right of point (16) is somewhat enchanting, and as the paths end beyond its boundary, this can cause great difficulty for orientation. To find out from this enchanting and beautiful original forest, a lost person only ought to follow its very apparent slope down the east of the valley and thus in short contact with the open environment and clear paths that quickly show where you are in the relationship with the rest of the Park.


Canyon Trails to the Highlands

The Routes To the High Plateau
The Concealed Path of Entoto Kidane Mehret. 
A refreshing cool stream still runs in leap and joy, beyond the secrets of Entoto Kidane Mehret's sacred stone walls, (32) a path to Bees' Cliff (14) and further exhilarated explorations. The trail runs attractively hidden behind Entoto Kidane Mehret (32) in a concealed curve below its wall and passing through a small part of the village before the path (5) opens along a deep ravine and finishing with downhill towards a traditional bridge (22) - [A]. 

Multiple trail options from the bridge at Kidane Mehret Church (32).
Thus, there are several very different paths choices just uphill from point  (38) - (B) but also becomes enriched by a more thorough, independent acquaintance with the full south-eastern to north-western eroded soil road  (41) located just to the right of points (14 - 16). The paths up to Bees' Cliff (14) offer several options; the northern hillside of the tributary gorge (36) within the loop (14), but also the southern slope of (38-39) - (15-16) and (41).

The Assistance of Path Directions (37)
The superficially lying water pipeline (37) from below makes the path easy to follow and reaches a high level on the mountain's shoulder. Just before the Italian fortification (38) appears a theatrical view and potential dangerous abyss* few metres to the left of the path. The location of this precipitous* view is within the lower sections of map circle (B). The route deviates in two different choices when the pipeline makes its high northern bend just to the right of (38) - (B), where the uphill steeper path gives the direction to the most hiking routes.





Grandiose scenarios of the Canyon's trails.

The different choices uphill from the valley [A] starts either from (37) or even (19) is an attractive way to these natural pools just above Bees' Cliff (14). Characterizing the nature of trails is the unique and dramatic slopes at the canyon (35) - (B) and its extension towards Bess' Cliff (14). The options of routes are here beautifully inspiring and often in contact with each other, allowing another choice of a path by a relaxing return or to an intersection towards an alternative height above the gorge. This option might follow the river's shoreline (35) - (B) or even at the canyon's (35) - (B) upper plateau ledge. Very near here below viewpoint (16) is the farmhouse (39) - (B) with large Juniperus procera trees along its upper hillside. Furthermore, upwards from (B), the path turns slightly to the right towards the location (16), just at the high plateau's outer edge and even here with many incredible stately Juniper trees.

 ** However, it is clear that the canyon's slopes in some places are too steep to allow a confrontation with a vertical commitment. Still, this offers extra interest in wildlife scenarios, thus giving the walks an unforgettable value.

A canyon of adorable beauty and lush greenery.

Independent opinion or perception of these alternative trails, they are all so surprisingly beautiful and varied that they offer far greater entertainment than could be expected from the memories or impressions of the other nature types around the Capital or even compared to the charming countryside with its beautiful scenery. In this magnificent canyon of seductively smooth light and living, shadows are, however, all the paths so captivating inviting that visitors never are at risk without all types of pure and vitalizing surprises.

An invitation of fragrance and cool freshness.

 With a pleasant cool freshness, visitors are invited with the flavouring fragrance of mighty native Juniper forests and overwhelming vegetation. Thus, this dramatic landscape assists visitors with thrillingly inspiring canyon routes, effortlessly capturing all the attention that gives both social pleasures, with views and memories of unforgettable beauty.

Bees' Cliff (14)

Dreams' Adventure of Mysterious and Dizzying Magnitude 

Picture: The Concealed Vault of Bees' Cliff (14)
14.  Bees' Cliff - A rock dwelling beyond time.
One of the most spectacular spots in the park, where scenic beauty can be enjoyed while resting. A lot of birds can be seen here.

Here in this enticing deep underworld of shadows and greenery, this treacherous luring cliff vault and abyss gives a home to pure magic twilight where Ravens reside and invite to pleasant arts of flights as well as approaches in playful jacket pinching mischief.

This plateau just above Bees' Cliff is a magnificent place with a great panorama view over the stream and many characters in the landscape. When the scene turns south, the abyss Bees' Cliff (14), the ravine, is very close, where the river's further gorge meandering (35) becomes intuitively felt through the profound cooling airflow rising from the unknown abyss below the field of view.


With dramatic beauty, this place attracts an exciting approach to exploring an unknown world of nature where environments in this wonderfully excitingly secret dwelling since the beginning of time in the rock formation created scary deep underground gaps and hidden rock chambers in the midst of their surrounding waterfalls.

Adventure above the Abyss

Grandiose Waterfall and Secret Rock Vault

[CAUTION] - Precautionary Commitments

**CAUTION - Bees' Cliff (14)

Bees' Cliff constitutes a hidden, unknown void, which can become a real danger and, further, does not allow direct, easy proximity from either the east or the west side of the gorge's slopes. These precipitous cliff sides are so seriously too steep that all visual contacts towards the bottom of the abyss are impossible.

14. **Enchanting Lush Attractions Above the Abyss.
In all their nature, a multi-dimensional, graceful beauty is nevertheless a false invitation of safety delivered. Through this deceiving natural trickery, the eastern canyon's slope gives an impression of invitingly lush beauty but a treacherous one with a fertile green breathtaking threshold, hiding a shocking void.


However, this is overall the reason for the attraction of the place. Thanks to varying and dramatic scenery, create ideal wildlife habitats that naturally utilise this rich, three-dimensional diversity in water and rock formations.

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The Extent of Entoto Natural Park's Activities


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