Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos in Israel - Deserts / Badlands / Gorges

Ein Gedi Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainLakes / Rivers / Waterfalls, Deserts / Badlands / GorgesDateLate Nov
Region/PlaceDead SeaCountryIsrael  
Dist (kms)11Height gain (m)820Route findingEasy
RouteTel Goren (-330), Ein Gedi Spring (-200), Dodim Cave (-280), Shulamit Falls (-370), nr Ein Gedi Spring (-230), Upper Nahal David (-60), Yishai (190), Upper Nahal David via Dry Canyon (-60), Ein Gedi Spring (-230), Tel Goren (-330)
NotesAn exploration of the Ein Gedi Springs and mountains above. Yishai may be only 190m above sea level but it's 600m above the Dead Sea.
Bamboo in Nahal David with Yishai Mtn above (R), (190m), Nahal David, Dry Canyon and Yishai summit walk (T), Nahal David Nature Reserve, Ein Gedi, Dead Sea Basin, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 26-Nov-98, E552

Nahal David from nr Shulamit Falls, Nahal David, Dry Canyon and Yishai summit walk (T), Nahal David Nature Reserve, Ein Gedi, Dead Sea Basin, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 26-Nov-98, E553

Shulamit Falls, Nahal David, Dry Canyon and Yishai summit walk (T), Nahal David Nature Reserve, Ein Gedi, Dead Sea Basin, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 26-Nov-98, E557

Yishai summit (R) (190m) from Dead Sea shore at Ein Gedi, Nahal David, Dry Canyon and Yishai summit walk (T), Nahal David Nature Reserve, Ein Gedi, Dead Sea Basin, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 26-Nov-98, E559

Flour (Peratzim) Caves Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
DaysShortTerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateLate Nov
Region/PlaceDead Sea, nr Mt SedomCountryIsrael  
Dist (kms)5Height gain (m)0Route findingEasy
NotesAn unexpected exit from the cave system.
Wadi Perazim nr Flour Caves, Wadi Perazim (Flour Caves) walk (T), Negev, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 27-Nov-98, E562

   
Judaean Desert Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateLate Nov
Region/PlaceDead SeaCountryIsrael  
Dist (kms)10Height gain (m)370Route findingEasy
Routenr Metzoke Dragot desert centre, Muraba'at Caves, Wadi Darga, Mitzpe Shalem, nr Metzoke Dragot desert centre
NotesIsolation in the Judaean Wilderness.
Wadi Darga, S of Qumran, Judean Desert circuit nr Wadi Darga (T), Dead Sea Basin, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 24-Nov-98, E538

Eastern Judean Hills from nr Wadi Darga, Judean Desert circuit nr Wadi Darga (T), Dead Sea Basin, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 24-Nov-98, E539

Eastern Judean Hills from nr Wadi Darga, Judean Desert circuit nr Wadi Darga (T), Dead Sea Basin, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 24-Nov-98, E540

Ibex nr Wadi Darga, Judean Desert circuit nr Wadi Darga (T), Dead Sea Basin, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 24-Nov-98, E541

Masada mountains Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateLate Nov
Region/PlaceDead SeaCountryIsrael  
Dist (kms)5Height gain (m)450Route findingModerate
RouteMasada cable car station, Masada, Roman Camp, Wadi Metzada, Ma'ale El'azar, Masada cable car station
NotesA recently constructed route provides an alternative descent to the Dead Sea from Masada.
Masada (+50m) from summit of Ma’ale El’azar, Masada (S), Walk Around Masada (T), Dead Sea Basin, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 25-Nov-98, E543

Masada and salt formations in Dead Sea basin, Masada (S), Dead Sea Basin, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 25-Nov-98, E544

Salt wadis below Masada, Dead Sea Basin, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 25-Nov-98, E546

 
Mt Ardon Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainHills, Deserts / Badlands / GorgesDateLate Nov
Region/PlaceNegev, Ramon CraterCountryIsrael  
Dist (kms)12Height gain (m)300Route findingEasy
RouteGivat Harut parking, Givat Harut, Mt Ardon, Givat Harut parking
NotesMulti-coloured sandstones and views over the Ramon Crater.
Mt Ardon from Givat Harut, Mt Ardon ascent (T), Maktesh Ramon (Ramon Crater), Negev, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 30-Nov-98, E583

Desert colours on ascent to Mt Ardon, Mt Ardon ascent (T), Maktesh Ramon (Ramon Crater), Negev, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 30-Nov-98, E585

  
Saharonim ridge Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateLate Nov
Region/PlaceNegev, Ramon CraterCountryIsrael  
Dist (kms)5.5Height gain (m)150Route findingEasy
RouteWadi Gavanim Camping, Saharonim ridge, Ein Saharonim, Wadi Gavanim, Wadi Gavanim Camping
NotesGood views to Mt Ardon.
Saharonim ridge (R) from Wadi Gavanim, nr Route 40, Saharonim Ridge walk (T), Maktesh Ramon (Ramon Crater), Negev, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 29-Nov-98, E577

Gully from summit of Sahoronim Ridge leading to Wadi Gavanim, Mt Ardon on horizon, Saharonim Ridge walk (T), Maktesh Ramon (Ramon Crater), Negev, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 29-Nov-98, E578

Mt Ardon from below Sahoronim Ridge in Wadi Gavanim, black cone (M) is Givat Harut, Saharonim Ridge walk (T), Maktesh Ramon (Ramon Crater), Negev, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 29-Nov-98, E581

Mt Ardon from Wadi Gavanim, Saharonim Ridge walk (T), Maktesh Ramon (Ramon Crater), Negev, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 29-Nov-98, E582

Wadi Gishron / Mt Zefachot Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateEarly Dec
Region/PlaceEilatCountryIsrael  
Dist (kms)13Height gain (m)300Route findingModerate
RouteYo'ash, Wadi Gishron, Zefachot, Eilat SPNI
NotesExcellent outing from Eilat though acacia filled wadis similar to Sinai, get the bus to the start of the walk.
Mt Shelomo (black) and Medyan Mtns in Jordan from Yo’ash Mtn, Gulf of Aqaba (R), with Saudi Arabia (Far R), Wadi Gishron and Mt Zefachot walk (T), Negev, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 2-Dec-98, E592

Wadi Gishron with Mt Yehoshafat (R), Wadi Gishron and Mt Zefachot walk (T), Negev, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 3-Dec-98, E593

Wadi to W of Wadi Gishron, Wadi Gishron and Mt Zefachot walk (T), Negev, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 3-Dec-98, E594

Acacia tree in Wadi Gishron looking to N, Wadi Gishron and Mt Zefachot walk (T), Negev, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 3-Dec-98, E595

Boulders and Acacia trees in Wadi Gishron, nr Eilat, Wadi Gishron and Mt Zefachot walk (T), Negev, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 3-Dec-98, E596

View NE to Mt Yehoshafat (508m) from top of Ma’ale (ascent) Gishron, Wadi Gishron and Mt Zefachot walk (T), Negev, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 3-Dec-98, E597

  
Wadi Nekarot / White Canyon Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateLate Nov
Region/PlaceNegev, Ramon CraterCountryIsrael  
Dist (kms)7Height gain (m)100Route findingEasy
RouteEin Saharonim, Wadi Ramon, Wadi Nekarot, White Canyon, Wadi Ardon dykes, Ein Saharonim
NotesA good short loop though good desert scenery.
Multi-coloured volcanic dyke in Wadi Ardon, Wadi Nekarot and White Canyon walk (T), Maktesh Ramon (Ramon Crater), Negev, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 30-Nov-98, E586

   
Wilderness of Zin Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateLate Nov
Region/PlaceNegevCountryIsrael  
Dist (kms)13Height gain (m)200Route findingEasy
RouteSerpentine Camping, Nahal Divshon, Ein Aqev, Nahal Aqev, Nahal Zin, Serpentine Camping
NotesDesert scenery deep in the Negev Desert.
Nahal Divshon leading into Nahal Zin and Zin Plain in background, Nahal Divshon, Nahal Aqev, Nahal Zin circuit (T), Wilderness of Zin, Negev, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 28-Nov-98, E570

Nahal Aqev below Plain of Zin, Nahal Divshon, Nahal Aqev, Nahal Zin circuit (T), Wilderness of Zin, Negev, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 28-Nov-98, E572

Ibex family nr Ein (spring) Aqev, Nahal Divshon, Nahal Aqev, Nahal Zin circuit (T), Wilderness of Zin, Negev, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 28-Nov-98, E573