Hejaz Desert Walk

In the Footsteps of Pilgrims

On the second leg of his Out of Eden project, a seven-year quest to trace the spread of humans across the world, Salopek spent 199 days walking 780 miles through the old Hejaz kingdom of Saudi Arabia, a region rarely traversed on foot by outsiders. Much of his route followed the “pilgrim roads,” the now faint trails to the holy city of Mecca.

Ryan Morris, NGM Staff