יום רביעי, 17 באוקטובר 2012

Dead Sea beach visitors recommend short trip in ein bokek!

Dead Sea beach visitors recommend short and convenient route suitable for the whole family - a few minutes you walk shaded and cool stream cut in the walls Mtzokiim desert landscape. You can even wash in the spring.
Level of difficulty: Easy
Area: Judean Desert
Suitable age: all ages
Trip type: Family
Best season: Fall, Winter, Spring
Notes: Free
Highlight Color: Black
Topographic Map Number: Southern Judean Desert and the Dead Sea (11)
Starting point: Route 90 - Open Nahal Bokek with hotels
End point: at the starting point
Track length: 2 km
Estimated time: one to two hours

Directions:
Shoket Junction - Route 31 passing near Arad. Down to the Dead Sea and Ein Gedi turn toward Route 90. Junction glow to the entrance stream 6.5 km

Description of the route:
Parking lot near the road going to the convenient path marked in black at the bottom of the channel. Already after 200 meters on the right rises an impressive black cliff. Another 150 meters and turn right canyon and closed the walls. On the sandy bottom of the river flowing stream and path skips the other parties to suits or inside. Even the hot days of summer air-conditioned here and most of the day there is shade. Desert water vegetation covering the riverbed. Quasi active all year round.

Walking path ends with a sloping waterfall - shallow natural pool at his feet. Pool water depth varies from year to year according to the intensity of floods in winter. You should take a swimsuit and take a dip. The path climbs with black markings right on the rock wall. This is the beginning of a continuing copies cliff wall - but this path already out Lmslolino.

While we were there we must remember that beauty spots are very rare in the region and therefore the place attracts hordes of travelers. If any traveler just throw a piece of paper or break a branch of a bush - then fill quickly reserved dirt or destroy - and again we will not have to go back. We said teacher. Indeed Ein Bokek is declared a nature reserve and we treat all of its seriousness and responsibility laws of the reserve: not light a fire, do not leave any garbage, no harm flora and fauna.

Return back the way we came. Should bring drinking water and not rely on spring water - even if they look clear. There is a process of salting spring (originated by the Nature phosphate wash Mishor Rotem)

Options:
Benefactor reaching travelers can get up Bokek spring through the desert level (Cliff sign - up Bokek). You can also start from the red path, to pass by the Bokek and Ein Nuit, go to the meeting with the black path and browse to spring him.

Other sites around:
Beaches declared in hotels, Hike rum, criticized by Zohar, a trip to Mount Sodom and Nahal draft (Cave flour while writing closed to visitors, and all the caves on Mount Sodom).

Comments:
Avoid a trip to the area during heat stress. There is a danger of slipping on wet rocks. No reserve travel after dark. Requires alertness to the possibility floods (sudden rain storms can also occur in the fall and spring - listen to the weather!).

Accommodation in the area:
The Ein Gedi Field School

Training in:
The Ein Gedi Field School

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