21 2021

Virtual Mission to Israel: Hike Israeli Trails

12:00PM - 1:00PM  

Hike Israeli Trails

Pick up your hat and backpack! Take a hike on the Israel Trail, from the crater to the upper Galilee, climb Mt. Meron and end above and below the sea in Caesarea. 

Mt. Meron, in the upper Galilee, at a height of 1,208 meters, was the highest mountain in Israel prior to the Six-Day War. We will hike the Peak Trail (or Shvil Hapisgah, in Hebrew).  From the summit we can look southeast to Safed; directly east is a clear view of Mt. Hermon and to the north, are the mountains of Lebanon with small villages and settlements of the Upper Galilee.

The Ramon crater is a spectacular geological feature of Israel's desert. Located at the peak of Mount Negev, the landform is not actually an impact crater from a meteor, but rather is the world's largest makhtesh. The only settlement in the area is the small town of Mitzpe Ramon, "Ramon Observation Point") located on the northern edge of the crater. Today the crater and surrounding area forms Israel's largest national park, the Ramon Nature Reserve.