Hasa panorama

Members of the Abila Expedition (1986) get a view to the Wadi al-Hasa. Like many teams in the field, the Abila group often traveled on weekends to explore other parts of Jordan. Here, they take in the view from the north rim of one of the Middle East's "Grand Canyons." The Wadi al-Hasa is believed to be the biblical Zered. It carries runoff from the highlands of Transjordan into the Dead Sea.

Leaders from that season pictured here include Wilkie Winter (left with hat), Horace Hummel (center, plaid shirt) and Jack Lee (right with yellow cap).