Saturday, January 18, 2014

That in-the-middle-of-nowhere feeling

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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!
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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
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5 comments:

William Kendall said...

That second shot has a "big sky" sentimenality going on for it.

Suzanne said...

You're walking it? How far is it and how long?

Petrea Burchard said...

There's nothing like it. I'm glad you got to do this!

Dina said...

William, a good way to describe it, yes.

Petrea, you'd feel right at home on our desert trails.

Suzanne, well, I haven't planned to walk the WHOLE 900+ kilometers, no. The Israel Trail is right down in Meitar's backyard, so it's no problem to be walking there just for fun.

Kay said...

Good gosh! You certainly got a lot of good exercise.