Category Archives: Hiking in Israel

Another Dead Sea hike – Nahal Zeelim

This weekend Jon and Carrie invited us on a hike close to the Dead Sea.  I have heard people say that Mitzpe Ramon is the Grand Canyon of Israel but to me the topography on this hike represented the Grand … Continue reading

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Hiking in the Ramon Crater

It’s been a while since our last post, and a few things have happened.  First, we got some news from my work and we might be leaving Israel much sooner than expected.  We are still not exactly sure when, the … Continue reading

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A hike in Ein Gedi

While missiles were landing in Kiryat Gat, Rita, Jon, Carrie, and I were enjoying a nice hike at Ein Gedi Nature Reserve.  I guess we chose a good day for a hike. Ein Gedi is a desert oasis close to … Continue reading

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Exploring the Negev…again – Aqrabbim’s Ascent

Last weekend, we went for another hike down in the Negev Desert.  When we did the hike in the Small Makhtesh, 2 weeks ago, we made a mental note of some of the trail heads we saw.  So this past … Continue reading

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Exploring the Negev Desert

This past weekend, we finally went for your first “real” hike in Israel.  The kind of hike when you are excited to see the car on the way back and your legs feel like they did some work.  We followed … Continue reading

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A short getaway to the North of Israel – Day 2

For day 2 we had planned on a tough hike in the Golan Heights but we were unprepared and didn’t have a specific route in mind.  We decided to explore the Golan by car and stop if we found a … Continue reading

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Tel Megiddo and Hiking in the Galilee

Perhaps the biggest thing we miss from Colorado is the hiking.  The terrain in Israel certainly can’t match the rockies but it has also been too hot to get out and really enjoy the trails.  Recently it has cooled off … Continue reading

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A day trip to the Negev

Rita and I have been wanting to take a day trip down to the Negev for sometime now.  This weekend we finally decided to wake up early and set out for our first destination — Ein Avdat. One of the … Continue reading

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