Sunday, November 20, 2011

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Welcome to the Negev

photos by Reb Akiva’s Daughter @ Mystical Paths

I’ve, B”H, had the opportunity to travel around a good part of Israel.  However, my travels have never taken me to southern Israel.

A younger daughter’s class took and overnight school trip to the Negev, Israel’s southern desert, just over a week ago.  She took along one of the family cameras and came back with incredible pictures…

When I think of deserts from the US, I think of scrub and desert plants.  Israel’s deserts are…much more deserted.  The road through…

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They hiked through the run off channels and up the desert ridges…

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These channels are dry 11 months a year.  When the brief rains come, they become a raging torrent…briefly.

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Desert ridges and valleys…

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The view from the top.  Worth the hike!

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There’s more to see (included Israel’s painted sands) in a future post.

1 comments:

Mrs Belogski said...

just visited Ramon Crater/Machtesh Ramon last week for the first time - amazing, awe inspiring scenery - beautiful drive through the Negev to get there, then stunning views once you reach it! highly recommended!

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