"A Psalm of David, when he was in the Wilderness of Judah. O God, You are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you" (Psalms 63:1-2)
On Tuesday March 26th, the last day of the conference, we will go for a trip to the eastern desert of Israel- the 'Judaean Deseret'. This is one of the smallest yet most unique desert regions of the world. The Judaean Wilderness as it is has been known throughout history, lies to the east of Jerusalem and stretching down to the Dead Sea. It is the Biblical wilderness of hills, valleys, natural springs and rugged beauty. Our places of interest will be the 'Zohar Wadi' and the unique cave of Darejat. The cave of Darejat is the place of where last cave-dwelling community in Israel lived and it is also where we will be eating a local traditional lunch.
Meeting place: The U-TEL or in the parking place (behind building 72) at 08:30.
What to bring: a back pack, sunscreen, a hat, hiking clothes and shoes, Water bottles, lunch and snacks for the way back will be provided.
About the hike (level): The trail length is 3-4 kilometers, starting with a downhill hike towards the Wadi, and a short technical part bypass a dry waterfall and from there a moderate walk until the end of the hike.
(We will be back approximately at 5:30 p.m.)
See you then
All the best!
Eitan (your tour guide)
firstname.lastname@example.org for any question