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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Hiking along the Jordan River

On a beautiful Saturday morning we took off with our hiking group  for a  7 mile hike  along a part of the famous Jordan River (Our Eastern Border),due to the “dry” winter the water was low and in some places the river looked like a stream rather than a river, but we took what was offered  enjoying the day  and the company.

It is one of our last hikes this year ,before we take off to collect our Rig and discover Missouri-Arkansas-N.Texas ending the trip in Colorado Springs (See my Previous Posts).

Our  bus collected us along the route starting at 6M dropping us of at the Trek Head at 8:30M, we had to carry the food and water in our backpacks  because  we will not meet the bus till the end of the trek and it will allow us to  have our meal along the way next to the water.

Our guide stopped at places of interest and explained the history of the area , it also gave us the chance to get the load from our feet and dry the sweat that was running down our backs.

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At noon it really became hot ,but the fantastic views compensated us and gave us the drive to go on  sometimes uphill path.

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As we get closer to the summer  we could see how the grey and yellow colors are replacing the green colors and soon it would be like a desert with not a drop of rain till the next winter.

  A very   nice blue flower is seen at this time of the year for a short period adding to the whole ambiance ,even the bees drop by for their last time this year.

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The Jordan River runs from North to South entering on the way into our ONLY lake –the Kineret,it is very impressive sight and interesting to see the flow into the lake, it is best seen from the view point at the end of the hike  where our driver was waiting for us with hot tee and treats.

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The high hills on the left are the Golan Heights.

Once I asked a friend rv’er from Minnesota “you guys have more than 1600 lakes in you State ,give us ONE –it will double the number of our lakes in the country and you will not feel the difference”

somehow IT DID NOT WORK…..

2 comments:

Peter + Beatrix said...

Wonderful hike you had. I remember Golan Heights as the stage for some war fighting way back. Be welcome back to America when you return!

Danny &Shula Oren said...

Till 1967 the Syrian where sitting on the top of the mountains and giving us a rough time by shelling our villages and kibutzim below, so since then we are holding this strategic point.