Jordan/Isreal/Egypt hike advice
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nanook ofthenorth
(nanookofthenorth) - MLife
Jordan/Isreal/Egypt hike advice on 06/15/2011 12:23:43 MDT Print View

Hey, work is taking me to the Middle East for a few weeks next month, going to be the middle of the summer but was wondering if anyone had experience in the region and could suggest some great SUL hikes/tips/ect.
Mainly going to be in Israel and all in all would prefer not to get shot/ransomed/heatstroke.

Edited by nanookofthenorth on 06/15/2011 12:24:18 MDT.

Simone Zmood
(sim1oz) - MLife

Locale: Melbourne, Australia
Jordan / Israel/ Egypt hike advice on 06/16/2011 07:35:53 MDT Print View

Consider doing some sections of the Israel National Trail. I've never been but it sounds interesting. Lots of archaeological sites along the way.

See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel_National_Trail

Apparently a revised guidebook in English has just been released: http://www.israelnationaltrail.com/INTForum/forumid/35/threadid/1011/scope/posts.aspx

nanook ofthenorth
(nanookofthenorth) - MLife
... on 06/18/2011 10:16:26 MDT Print View

cool - any advice for summer desert hiking?

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
Jordan/Isreal/Egypt hike advice on 06/18/2011 10:25:25 MDT Print View

Big hat, lots of water.

Lisa Frugoli
(alfresco) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Jordan/Isreal/Egypt hike advice on 06/18/2011 13:50:17 MDT Print View

Met Yeti on the PCT last year. He has lots of experience hiking
& is from Israel.

Here's his website:
http://yetithruhikes.blogspot.com/2010/10/israel-national-trail.html

Stephen Barber
(grampa) - MLife

Locale: SoCal
advice on 06/18/2011 15:53:44 MDT Print View

"Big hat, lots of water."


And a flak jacket.

Simone Zmood
(sim1oz) - MLife

Locale: Melbourne, Australia
Desert hike on 06/18/2011 20:58:22 MDT Print View

I don't know if I would do desert hiking in summer! It might be more pleasant in the mountains up north. Perhaps speak to locals. Get in touch with Yeti through his blog.

There is a list of trail angels along most of the trail who could also be a good source of info.