Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Qumron 2: Hiking up the Wadi

Looks like I forgot to continue my posts on the Qumron hike with MOSAIC, so onward and upward we go.

Looking back at the visitor's center.

Hiking up the cliffside was a bit steep. Really steep. Good to get the blood pumping.

Yitzchak the hindmost, herding the stragglers.

Yours truly, Qumron behind me.

Qumron from afar.

Taking a rest, our guide reviews the geology of the region. The Dead Sea is actually located in a rift valley which stretches all the way through Africa, and has been plunged by techtonic forces to a kilometer or so below sea level.

Looking in the direction of Yericho (Jericho) and Ein Hogla.
Using the macro lens on some of the local flora.
Looking back through the wadi at the northern shore of the Dead Sea.
And now we're out of the wadi, hiking over the rolling hills.
Dead Sea at a distance.

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