A dozen hikers gathered today to walk the Israel National Trail for three hours.
Our excellent guide, Dr. Zeev Zivan, showed us on a 1956 map what a difference half a century can make.
Our town, Meitar, did not exist back then.
In fact, the northern Negev was quite an empty place.
Actually, even today we walked over vast expanses of uninhabited spaces.
It's a great feeling of wilderness!
P.S. See more about our Trail at http://jerusalemhillsdailyphoto.blogspot.co.il/2014/01/the-israel-trail-so-close-to-home.html
A map of the Trail: http://www.natureisrael.org/cms_uploads/Israel%20National%20Trail%20Documents/IsraelNationalTrail_map.jpg
More info: http://www.natureisrael.org/INT